Top 3 Reasons To Meal Prep

I think meal prepping, for a LARGE amount of people, is the key to success or failure in reaching their current health and fitness goals.

1. It takes the guessing game out of your eating habits

You meal prep, you don’t worry about what’s for lunch at work. Or stopping for a snack at wawa or sheets. You know what you’re having before you even leave the house.

2. You know EXACTLY what you’re eating

When you meal prep, you know serving size. You know ingredients. You know exactly what you used to cook your food. No hidden ingredients like when you go out to eat.

3. Saves time

It may not seem like it when you’re spending 2 hours in the kitchen on a sunday. But, over the course of the week, you’ll save soooo much time. Meal prepping and cooking in bulk, even just your dinners, can save you 2/3/4 hours of not having to cook, or stop for food, the rest of the week.

Meal prepping is a major key in seeing results. If you don’t want to cook, there are meal prep services out there that will send you prepped meals to just heat up.

You’ll save money by doing it yourself, but, both will work!

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No New Years Resolution

We are less than 1 month away from the new year (and new decade!), and with that comes New Years Resolutions.

Whether its losing weight, getting in shape, eating healthier, traveling more, starting a business, or anything else, we like to use January 1st as this magical starting point.

But, why?

Why wait for January 1st, when it’s early December and you already know what you want to do or be or accomplish??

January 1st is no more special than December 15th or 20th or 31st.

Don’t waste a month just to, maybe, feel that motivation on the 1st. Start now. Start your process today.

I know we are right in the middle of the holiday season and things get busy. Parties, and family events, and shopping and everything else can seem to get in the way.

But, really, how much time are we talking about? 4 days? 6 days? Where you can’t 100% focus on your goals. That’s fine. What about the other 15-20 days left in this month??

We are ALL busy.

But, no one is 24/7 busy. No one.

It can be a 20min window to get a workout in because you have fitness goals. Or an hour at night to work on your side business. We have the time. Even with EVERYTHING that is currently going on, we have the time.

Being too busy is an excuse. Waiting for the new year is bs.

Don’t waste the next couple weeks waiting for January 1st.

Start your resolution today.

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15 Tips To NOT Gain Weight During The Holidays

The holiday season is the time to bring people together. Celebrate. See family…. And gain unwanted weight.?.?.?.

It’s why, in a survey done about New Years Resolutions,  45% of people had “Lose weight or get in shape” as part of their resolutions.

And this time of the year plays a BIG part in that. Between Thanksgiving (for some, Halloween!), and New Years, a lot of people gain unwanted weight. I’ve asked a few people about past years weight gains. Some said 5-10lbs, some went up to 15+lbs.

That’s a lot of weight in such a short amount of time. So, I wanted to share some tips, and tricks to combat that seasonal weight gain.

  1. Maintain a normal workout routine.
  2. Don’t skip workouts. 10 or 15 minutes is better than nothing.
  3. Get proper sleep (less sleep= more cravings).
  4. It’s ok to say NO. To seconds, extra food, more wine…
  5. Fill your plate with a lot of protein and veggies. Aim for at least 70%.
  6. 1 plate rule. Fill it up. No second trips.
  7. For salads, choose oil based over creamy dressings
  8. Be picky with food. Eat the food you REALLY want. Not just because it’s there.
  9. No grazing. Hold a convo or catch up with people away from the kitchen.
  10. Be mindful of snacking. Eating the cookie is fine. Eating the whole tray, not so much.
  11. Don’t have back to back unhealthy meals.
  12. Be mindful of alcohol.  Liquid calories add up quick!
  13. Go for a walk after a big meal.
  14. Keep stress levels down. Meditate,  do yoga.
  15. Enjoy yourself! Any unwanted weight that you put on can go away once you’re back into a normal health/fitness routine.

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What Happens When You Reach Your Weightloss Goal

What happens when you hit your weightloss goal? Yes. It does happen. I know it seems impossible while you’re in the middle of your goals, but it does and will happen.

Listen to episode 33 of the #1LIFE1YOUPodcast

So, what happens? Are you done? No more gym. No more eating healthy… Stepped on the scale and the magic number appeared! Awesome!!!

No what?!

The answer is simple in writing but can be difficult in execution.

You keep going.

If you take ANYTHING away from what I say/write, it’s that there is no end goal for health and fitness.

I want you to be just as healthy at 60 and 70 as you are at 30.

I get that once you hit and reach your goal… Once you’re there and the high of accomplishment starts to wear off, it can be difficult to push yourself to keep going.

But, having the mentality that it’s not about summer diets or beach season, but it’s more about being healthy when you’re 75… that’s what will keep you going.

You hit your goal! Congrats. Are you happy? Yes? Awesome. Now the goal is to stay that way!

Keep eating healthy. Keep exercising.

We are in this for life. A ways remember that!

Tips To Start Running

If you’ve thought about adding running/jogging into your workout routine, but didn’t want to do anything wrong, get hurt, be unprepared, keep reading this for my tips to help you get started.

1. Warmup Inside

This is especially big when it starts to get colder outside. Warming up before you start your run get your body loose and ready to move. Do a quick 5-10 minute warmup to get your heartrate up.

2. Stretch after your warmup

You don’t want to stretch cold muscles. Warmup, get loose, then stretch out.

When I’m running, I’ll even go maybe 1/4 mile, then stop and stretch. Focus on your whole body, not just your legs.

3. Don’t worry about tracking

There’s a ton of nice apps, and watches that can track your run. But at thw very start, I would recommend not to do any of that.

Just go out and move. See how you feel. Then after a couple times out, start tracking to make sure you’re progressing.

4. Dress for the end of your run

You don’t want to over dress, then start over heating and want to ditch all your clothes. That’s why warming up before is big.

5. Shoes and Clothes

Make sure your shoes are in shape to run in. Check the heels, soles, and insoles. Running in bad shoes can quickly lead to blisters. And no on wants that.

Also, if you can, don’t run in cotton clothing (especially underwear). Chafing is not fun!!!

Dri fit clothing and moisture wicking socks are a big plus when running

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Bonus: JUST START

Seriously, just go out and move. Trust me, we are all bad at running at the start. The air hits your lungs. Being out of breath. Being out of shape….

But, just go out and start. The day 1 is the worst day. Every time out, you’ll get better.

THE GOAL IS TO BE HEALTHY FOR LIFE

When I’m talking about health and fitness, I’m not speaking about trendy diets, get fit quick plans, or the bs you see on social media. (Unless it’s to say, don’t do those things!)

Listen to episode 28 of the #1LIFE1YOUPodcast

I am talking about being fit and healthy for life. A lot of us have 1, 2, 3 more lives to live. Those years are what I’m speaking on.

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When being selfish is ok

A quick story from someone that DM’d me on Instagram.

You can listen to episode 27: being selfish is ok

It may sound messed up to some and some may not understand, but she was telling me about how she has been taking her own time back. And being more selfish with who or what she gives her time too.

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