After three great rounds with 21 day fix, I lost my focus.
Has this happened to you in the past? What are methods you use get back on track? What is your most successful strategy for staying on track?
For me it is definitely journaling and making a weekly meal plan. I find it best to create a weekly plan and then plan my grocery shopping list. I am a creature of habit, so I basically plan the same meals and snacks each day except for dinner. This helps with prepping meals as well as snacks. And keeps my grocery bill down! Below is my meal plan for this week.
I always have my Shakeology in the morning after working out! Keeps me energized throughout the day, helps curb my cravings, and it’s EASY!! So that is always my first entry in my plan. Then I plan my dinners. This can be challenging. With nine children, most of my meals need to be kid friendly. Who has time to make two separate meals!? Once my dinners are decided and containers checked off, it’s time to plan my lunch and snacks. I have foods that are my go to, ones that I always have on hand…like grilled chicken breast, baby carrots, fruits, and nuts.
I use pencil to create my meal plan for the week. I use the pencil to mark off the containers and list the food choices I am planning. That way if something comes up on a certain day, I can easily re-plan. When I eat something, I write down the food with pen over the pencil, then cross of the containers with a pen.
I like things to be organized and well thought out, but we all know that life happens and even the best laid plans have bumps in the road. Using this pencil/pen approach allows me to still feel organized and in control, and at the same time not get discouraged if I wasn’t able to stay on plan.
Do you ever wander the store trying to figure out what you’ll need for the next few days or even just that evening?!
Having a weekly meal plan also helps with grocery shopping. Having my meals planned for the week allows me to make a simple grocery list based upon my plan. I can be in and out of the store in record time. I also make it my goal to stick with the list….NO hidden items allowed in the cart!
Happy meal planning!! If you are looking for more information about clean eating or 21 day fix, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a free printable weekly tally. Weekly Tally 1200-1500 Calories