4 Reasons Your Life Would Be Better With Meal Mapping

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What is meal mapping? Meal mapping is writing down in detail what you are going to eat for each meal the next day. Meal mapping is pretty much the same as meal planning. Except that I already HAVE the food and I’m not going to the store to get it. The important thing here is  getting as close to my macro goals as I can and not going over my calories. I make a lot of things in bulk and freeze extras servings that I may not eat this week. When I do this  it leaves a ton of extra freezer meals ready for me to eat whenever. Sometimes there’s extra fruit, veggies or meats in the freezer or refrigerator and they don’t really have a plan yet. I write down what ingredients I have and then piece them together into meals. Do this for as many days as possible. I use MyFitnessPal (ADD ME!) for my meal mapping to make sure I’m hitting my macros. (more…)

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How To Get A Jumpstart On Your New Years Resolutions: Transformation Goal

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There are 6 weeks left in 2016 and I’ve never been one to make New Years Resolutions. I’m a weekly goal setter! This seemed like a perfect time to add a little extra external motivation to my life. I’ve been feeling the need to take my health and fitness to the next level. I’m ready for another transformation! My motivation to start this transformation is to start 2017 a new woman, already changed and kicking ass. A few years ago I went through a huge transformation where I lost a bunch of weight, changed my eating habits and my outlook on life. Is that not good enough? Although I am proud of what I accomplished, I still feel like I’m not even close to where I want to be. I decided to break down the next 6 weeks and really lock in some new habits because I don’t want to waste anymore time. I broke down my most important goals and the mini goals necessary in order to achieve my habit-changing, fat-cutting, strength-gaining transformation goals.  (more…)

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How To Hit Your Morning Workout When It’s Cold Outside

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So it’s getting a little cold outside… it’s getting harder and harder to hit your morning workout. Do you want to start having a morning workout but it feels impossible to get started? You want to start exercising in the morning, but the thought of leaving that warm bed seems so out of reach. I’ll tell you exactly what I do to set myself up for my morning workout. (more…)

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MPS Week Six

Meal Plan Series – Week Three MPS Week Six

MPS Week Six Menu

 

It’s my favorite day of the week… MONDAY! I had a fantastic weekend and even got a ton of meal prep help from my honey. My energy levels are through the roof and I’m so proud of myself for being on this meal plan. When I cheat and eat shitty, I feel it right away. My work outs suffer, I’m exhausted and sleep a ton. By having all this food ready to grab, it’s easier for me to ward off cravings and binge eating. I’m going to be SO ready for the holidays and master my portion control and self discipline. If you’re having a hard time eating healthy, just know that is takes TIME to change the way you eat. This transformation is not going to happen over night, or in a week. It takes a few weeks of 100% commitment and dedication and before you know it, you have a new habit and you’re a brand new person. What I’m saying is… don’t give up. One week of eating healthy is not going to do it. You didn’t eat shitty for 1 week and get the way that you are.. you’ve been eating a certain way for a long time… and that’s OK, just know that you can change and the change is worth it.

Now, getting a healthy menu is nice and I’ll provide you links to all the dinners for this week, but what about portion sizes and what about instructions and what about a grocery list? Yeah, I took care of that too… here’s a sample of the recipe cards for MPS Week Six.

MPS Week Six Recipe Cards

In my paid for version, I provide you with a lot more then just a menu. I actually want to teach you how to meal prep. I’ve gathered all my tips and tricks and simplified the process with hours and hours of practice… and mistakes. Above is a sample of some of the recipe cards included. I want to make this as easy as possible for you so I wrote down exactly the steps I take to prepare, cook, package and store a full 7 days worth of breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks. Yup, I eat all day long.

Meal Prep Sunday Week Six Focus

By 21, I still did not know how to cook ANYTHING and I was still 100 pounds heavier. I started following healthy recipes and I taught myself how to eat healthy, cook healthy and set myself up for success. I’ve learned that if I do not meal prep every week, I fail. Life was so difficult for me back then being busy with work and school, I never had time to cook and by the time I got home from work, I was so exhausted I reached for anything quick and easy, which normally consisted of muffins, hot pockets and absolutely fast food. Now with meal prep, I have no excuse. Each meal is portioned out for me already and all I have to do it grab, reheat, and eat. NO EXCUSES!!!!!! Every week will be my exact meal plan, answering all of your questions.

MPS Week Six Motivation

My weekly meal plan series is perfectly planned out and portioned for 2 people each week and my goal is to leave nothing to waste. I put a lot of time into planning everything each week so there are no left over ingredients to throw away and I explain and teach you step by step, how to make this seemingly overwhelming experience a breeze. You can learn how to do this just like I did. In the paid for package, I tell you exactly what you need down to the tools and tupperware I use. My goal here is EASY. SIMPLE. HEALTHY. I don’t even bother with complicated recipes.

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If you would like to just follow the recipes on your own, I will provide the recipes that are available online separately. Most of these recipes have been adapted to fit my personal meal plan. I change ingredients based on what I am already buying this week, or if I need to make one a little healthier, lighter, or low cal, etc, these recipes are the inspiration for MPS Week Six:

Western Quesadillas

Western Quesadilla MPS Week Six

Cobb Salad

strawberry cobb salad avocado bacon egg

Pesto Chicken Salad

Pesto Chicken Salad MPS Week Six

Pesto Chicken

pesto chicken with tomato and mozzarella cheese

Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes @ Ambitious Kitchen 

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