Meal Challenge

Meal Challenge

It’s time to get out of the funk and back to focus.

There had been so much funky energy and I hate it so I am changing that and giving some damn certainty to my people!

This challenge is great for anyone who is just starting their fitness journey, feeling lost or just wanting some motivation.

I want you to find which way of eating is best for you! Some people, like myself do integrative nutrition. This means I listen to what my body needs and wants… unless it’s saying it wants 90 cheeseburgers haha.

I just know that’s not healthy but when I crave a burger a few days in a row, I can tell my body needs iron so making sure I get that in so I can kill my craving or if it’s a “cheat” day then I would just go get one.

There are a ton of people who still like counting methods, such as macros, counting calories or doing low carb, high fats and protein diets. These have all worked for different people and I have tried just about every “diet” and found integrative eating best for me.

So let’s see what works best for you.

 Being a busy mom and business owner, I don’t have a ton of time for grocery shopping, cooking and all that jazz…

I need simple, quick, satisfying, healthy meals.

First thing first… Plan out your week for eating and training. I do this every Sunday. I actually write it in a planner when and what I will train then when and what I will eat. It takes me about 20 minutes so I usually enjoy some coffee and mediation music as I plan my week.

THEN WE DIVE INTO GETTING BUSY IN THE STORE

  • Berries
  • Grapefruit
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Bell Pepper
  • Cucumber
  • Onion
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Sweet Potato
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Lemon
  • Perfect bars
  • Chicken
  • Ground Turkey
  • Black Beans
  • Rice
  • Nuts
  • Oats
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Almond Milk
  • Cheese
  • Ben n Jerry’s

To start my day do 1 glass lemon water with a splash of apple cider vinegar or green tea. 

Right after this I do a fasted workout by 7am. Yes, that is weights and cardio on an empty tummy then by 11 or noon, I usually try to have my first meal which is high protein with a carb and a healthy fat.

Recipe for an easy shake (oldie but goodie):

Then I usually will snack on cucumbers and hummus or a protein bar with a carb. Anything that is easy and filling during my crazy work day.

Once, McKenzie goes down for her last nap and as I shut down my work day, I will start prepping dinner around 5 so I can eat my last meal by 6pm. For dinner, I stick with high protein, veggie and sometimes a complex carb (depending on what I feel my body needs that day)

 

Super easy Recipe for turkey burger another oldie but goodie:

My style of eating and training have changed now that I am a mother but I always make sure to take care of myself so I can best serve everyone around me.

That includes…

  • Alone time usually my workout or a spa day
  • Quick meditation first thing in the morning or right before bed usually still in bed
  • Making healthy food for everyone in the house including my dogs

A lot of people wonder how the hell do I have time to make my food, McKenzie’s and the dogs… and the answer is easy… we all eat the same stuff so it is just cooking it and I usually do….

  • Crockpot
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Fruit and Vegetables can be raw

Seasoning and Oil…

I stick with mostly olive oil or coconut oil. Seasoning, I honestly use whatever the hell I want because it’s not a huge deal. Using a little extra ketchup on something isn’t going to make kill your progress but stressing over it will so let go of the small shit like that.

So over the next 3 days, plan out your meals and workouts. Starting small like this helps keep the focus then by day 3 do it all over again and reward yourself with a small treat to help keep you on track without being deprived.

And remember, dieting and training is  different for everyone, some people that try this plan, don’t like it because they like to count and keep track. There is nothing wrong with that.

If macros or counting calories works best for you, then do it.

Nothing will work the same on anyone so you must try it for yourself and judge on how you feel to see if it work for you!

 

2 comments

Thank you Tana!! I’ve been following you on fb for over a year and I love you!! You really break things down and make it so simple and attainable!!! I appreciate that!

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