Health Focus and Trim down- Day 1 Meal Prep

Meal Prep Achieved!

I’m partway through day 1, but a part of my mental health/life balance plan is to stop my online coaching work at 3pm each day. It’s the same time I pick up my kids from school, (when they eventually go back) and I’ll use the time after 3pm to work on creative projects, hang with my kids and clear out my house. Therefore, I’ll be posting before 3pm each day- in theory.

I food prepped yesterday as planned. Check out the Youtube video if you want to see more

Meal Prep Day 1

  • Cut up a heap of veggies to throw into wraps, salads, and omelets or whatever is on the go.
  • I also roasted a heap of vegetables to throw in with some leafy greens and feta with a balsamic dressing. The veggies were just chopped and thrown in oil and some Italian herbs. I didn’t even both peeling the roasted vegetables, other than the sweet potato. Lots of the nutrients are under the skin, and it’s much faster to just give them a good wash. I’m all about making it easy. They’re all bite-size so I don’t need a knife to cut them up when it comes to eating them. Also, my kids are happy to nibble of roast vegetables during the day too, which is a bonus win.
  • The final part of meal prep was a big pot of soup. It felt like a pot of something warm was needed, and the soup was the easiest with what I had on hand.

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I did go food shopping yesterday but I still feel like I’m in time limbo. My husband got home a week earlier so there were some foods in the fridge. I knew I wanted to make smoothies and salad wraps but that was it. Basically, I wasn’t as prepared as I could have been.

Exercise Day 1

I went back for my first Crossfit class of the year today too. I went in promising to be kind to myself. Over the last month of holidays, I’ve worked out a bit, but not with a lot of consistency. My goal for the next 30 days is to just regain that consistency. Get in there, get moving and but graciously accept I’m not working at my peak at the moment, which has been a struggle for me for some time.

There were 2 parts to the class, the first section was back squats, which I didn’t even pretend to work up to my heaviest weight, I did more reps of lighter squats instead. The second part was the workout I was concerned about. I knew I was going to do it at a lighter weight than last time, but I still didn’t finish the workout in the allocated time. It was pretty humbling, but I feel like it was a moment of maturity to accept it and move on without having a pity party for myself.

I still have to teach a Strong (HITT) class tonight which I’m a tad worried about. But the people will be awesome and I’ll bounce off their energy.

The focus for tonight is definitely getting to bed at a reasonable time. I need to get my body clock back on track. I definitely don’t feel like I’m on my A-game when it comes to any aspect of my health, even meal prep is below my usual standard for myself. But if it makes you feel any better, even though what I do is coach people when it comes to their health and fitness I’m not always great at it myself. Sometimes we all just need to do the best we can in the moment.

What I did well:

I have a butt load of fruit and vegetables chopped and ready to grab and go.

I was kind to myself at the gym.

What can I improve on:

Have more of a meal plan next time I go shopping

See you tomorrow!

jlistermartin

I'm a freshly retired dance studio owner, who is on a quest to nourish my soul creatively and artistically.

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