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Heading into September…

Blink…Yep, August is almost gone; how did that happen?? I’m sure everyone has those weeks where you think, “How did Friday get here so fast?” I mean you’re happy and all, but what just happened?

Most people this past week sent their kiddos back to school after being out for nearly 5 months…Stress is in the air…There’s tension and perhaps a little bit of chaos going around in homes these days – more so than usual.

If you are a bit stressed about how these next weeks are going to go, I want you to do this – Focus on what you CAN control!

  • Sleep-Try to shoot for 7-8 hours each night; more for your kids!
  • Meals-Make a list of meals you would like to have in the evenings during the week – meal prep for a couple hours during a wkd afternoon. Prepare healthy snacks for your kids to grab and go instead of having them reach for junk (same for you 😉 ) Our site now has tons of recipes!
  • MOVE – Even if you can only get a 20 minute walk in during the day, perhaps get up 20min earlier or walk on one of your breaks – it will do your body and mind good!
  • Focus on the positive – stay off of social media that causes stress

If you focus on these things that are in your control, then I think heading into September may be a little bit less stressful! If you need help with managing your nutrition or fitness, give us a shout, we are here to help!

OH! Want to experience a CrossFit Unstoppable Class?? In the month of September, Tuesday evenings at 6:30, come and give it a shot for FREE!

Have a great Sunday!

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!

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What’s the Plan??

Who out there meal preps? I used to consistently on Sunday afternoons, but have got a bit lazy and just rely on what’s in the fridge, cabinets or maybe takeout (as healthy as possible!). I’m going to try and get back in the groove these next few weeks and FOCUS on a Plan!

“IF WE
FAIL TO
PLAN, WE
PLAN TO
FAIL…”

I know this, but why don’t I follow through? Because I lack the structure and accountability. I think I mentioned the other day (heck, it may have been yesterday-it’s been a long day!) that I was going to be participating in a meal prep workshop so hopefully I can help you all out as well with the knowledge that I gain.

I think the first thing we need to look at when thinking about meal prepping is blocking off a time where you can spend at least 2 hours in the kitchen (I try to spend a bit less bc of my schedule and I’m not a fancy dancy cook 😉 ) So you’ve got Sunday afternoon blocked off in your calendar…Next up, what are you going to make? You need a shopping list, right? Do you go to the store, send your spouse/kids or do you have it delivered? I like to go myself so I know what I’m getting!

Plan on having 2 different proteins (lean meats, chicken, fish) and a couple of sides then some fresh veggies and fruit that is already cut up and easier to grab and go. I rarely use the 3-compartment containers but they are very handy! Especially if you don’t mind eating the same thing over and over. You can easily bake some chicken in the oven while you are preparing some rice or sweet potatoes (starchy carbs) and cutting/dicing up veggies. All of this can be prepped in those 2 hours; placed in your containers and you are good to go for a few days!

Again, this takes PLANNING! I don’t know about you but if I go to a store when I’m hungry, I tend to buy things that I shouldn’t! Write out your list of things you’d like to try throughout the week, shop on Friday or Saturday then prep away on Sunday! That’s my plan anyway!

This week I’m prepping some egg muffins for breakfast, some protein pancakes and baked chicken. I buy the big bags of Birds-Eye veggies and steam 3-4 servings and portion out when I’m ready. I also like to have apples on hand for a quick carb and frozen fruit available for a quick smoothie in the blender.

So, make that list and PLAN on succeeding this week with your meal prep! I’ll keep you posted on how I’m doing either on here or my CFU Facebook page or IG. If you have more questions about fitness and nutrition, you can book a free consultation on how we can get you started to a healthier you! Book Here!

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!