With Thanksgiving on Thursday and the mad dash of things to get done life has been a little hectic lately. It's been so hectic that it would totally be acceptable to not workout or plan out my meals...RIGHT?~!! Well, the previous me would of chucked my workout in a heart beat and relied on caffeine and drive thru food to make it thru a busy week. Now my non negotiable is my workout and my meal planning because that is my "me" time and trust me, if I don't workout I am not going to be a nice mommy!
Not at all!!! #fitmom means that you value your health and that you want to not only be the best example you can be but you want to be around long enough to teach your kids that example as well! Your kids follow your lead , so if you want healthy kids lead by example! You don't have to have a perfect 6 pack to be a good example, instead teach your kids the importance of regular exercise and healthy vs unhealthy choices! My kids tell me all the time what healthy choices are! #notselfish #smart
Be a #fitfam #leadbyexample and set your family up for success! It starts with you!!!! #turbofire #hiit25 #pushplay #gotime
So this week I am committing to continuing to be that fit mom despite the million different responsibilities.
I whipped up my meal plan!
Here are my thoughts! So I can workout every day this week. We are traveling on Thanksgiving to my parents. So I will get up early and do my workout at my normal time so I don't disturb the rest of the family. Then, I will have my shake for breakfast, my apple and almonds for snack, normal lunch and then off to my parents house for dinner at 3:00 pm.
What am I eating on Thanksgiving: Turkey, stuffing, no mashed potatoes bc it's not that good, green beans, roll (YES love my Aunts rolls) and a big bowl of fruit and a side salad! No dessert at my parents because we will be going to my husbands Aunts for dessert! Saving my calories for there so I don't double dip. In my mind if I keep my carbs lower during the day then it won't take such a hit that one meal. But I am going to enjoy, but of course in moderation, not over stuffed and no guilt.
Remember to eat breakfast on Thanksgiving- one of the biggest myth is that you will just not eat and save up all your calories for dinner and be ok! It won't be! Your body needs food when you wake up to jump start your metabolism and wake up your body.
Like your wine- I love wine and that is my biggest downfall! But the one thing I have learned is I can have wine and still feel good! So my rule of thumb is to stay hydrated. For every glass of wine that you drink have 1 full glass of water!! Stay hydrated.
Now Thanksgiving doesn't roll over into Friday, Saturday and Sunday either! I am back on track Friday morning with a killer long cardio workout to just burn it off and Shakeology for breakfast.
I was going to do T25 Gamma this week but I decided that I needed to switch it up and I am doing a combination of Les Mills Pump and Turbofire this week! Bring on the fat blasting!!!
Every day we wake up and are faced with 2 choices. The choice to face our FEARS or the choice to remain the same.
Facing your fears is definitely the harder route, it's the road less traveled and it's the road that when taken leads to failure but also leads to success. It's the road that takes time, that isn't a quick fix, that doesn't make you rich tomorrow or skinny in an hour. It's the road that leads to personal growth, lifelong health and fulfillment.
There is a reason why the finish line isn't crowded. It's because most people don't have the vision of the possibilities instead all they can see is how hard it will be to get there!
So as you start this week, be a visionary, be a dreamer but most importantly be a DOER!!! You can see that finish line off in the distance, now imagine what it feels like to cross it?! NOW LETS GET TO WORK!
I didn't always eat clean and I certainly didn't always exercise. It wasn't until I was feeling worn down, tired and my muffin top was rearing its ugly head that I decided I needed to change.
I wasn't perfect when I started, I made bad food choices, I beat myself up over it, I weighed myself to many times a day and I cried because it wasn't coming off fast enough. But just because I didn't see the immediate results doesn't mean I gave up! I continued to focus on improving my health, the quality of the foods I ate, the pairing of the right foods and proper portion size! I exercised regularly and pushed thru the ups and downs! Now what once was a struggle is now a habit and a part of who I am!
Trust me, you can make a healthy lifestyle a habit to!
Sneak peak into a typical day of clean eating! I eat a lot of food and I eat often! PS I LOVE TO EAT! I have energy and I never diet!!!
Strive for the right balance for you!!!!
Have a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
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