I hope you are having a wonderful start to 2021! I personally love this time of year. Something about it is just so exciting and refreshing. The idea of having a clean start, creating goals and visions for what is to be accomplished, and then working every day to achieve them is both exhilarating and exciting. I want to inspire you to write a new story for 2021! Today is the start to a fresh new page and what happens over the next 365 days is up to you. You do have control over what is written on the pages that follow over the next year. What story do you want to create? This year resolve to stop talking about being healthier, happier, sexier, stronger, and slimmer and instead take the daily steps to DO IT! I am here to help you reach those goals! Working together we will TRANSFORM you into the person you want to be.
What story will you write?
Lose weight while still enjoying life
Drop a size...or two
Walk on the beach with confidence
Prepare a healthy body for pregnancy
Run or walk your first race
Make peace with food
Feel energized when you wake up in the morning
Be happy in your body
Incorporate more fresh, whole foods into your lifestyle
Create a healthier family
Be a role model
Cook more at home and dine out less
Make healthy eating and exercise become part of your lifestyle and not just another “to do” task for the day
Here are a few of my tried-and-true meal prep tips that can help ensure mealtime is delicious and nutritious: 1. Organize for success. This includes organizing your kitchen, pantry, and refrigerator, as well as your menu and grocery list! Spending a little time getting organized can save a lot of time when it comes to implementing. Being organized also means having the right containers with lids to help store the foods you make! 2. Stock and restock your pantry for success. The key here is that you will need to restock your pantry on a regular basis; it’s important to find a system that works for you. A well-stocked pantry includes:
Whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, oats, bulgur, whole-wheat pasta, polenta
Beans and legumes: canned or dried black beans, garbanzo beans, pinto beans, lentils
Canned goods: low-sodium broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, artichokes, olives, corn, fruit (no added sugar), tuna, salmon, chicken
Oils: olive, avocado, coconut, grapeseed oil
Nuts and nut butters: unsalted nuts, almond butter, peanut butter
3. Spice up your cupboard. Keep a variety of herbs and spices on hand to enhance flavor and taste, while boosting the nutrition profile of your meals. A few favorites include: black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cumin, curry powder, garlic powder, dried rosemary, dried basil, dried oregano, and vanilla extract. 4. Make time. Carve out the time to plan and prepare for how you will fuel yourself during the week. You are worth the time and effort. A well-nourished body will have the energy and strength to do all the things that life is calling you to!
"The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment." - Anthony Robbins
Make this year your best year yet!