Monday, December 8, 2014

My Top Tips to Staying on Track this Holiday Season!

Happy Monday!  So, if you follow me at all, you know that I have been doing Tony Horton's newest program, P90. I am on week 7,  I can't wait to finish and get started on the new Insanity Max 30!

Tip #1 Schedule your workouts! 

Something that REALLY helps me stay on track is having a schedule that I can cross off as I progress.  Call me crazy, but I get satisfaction in being able to cross something off of a written list/schedule, so, I created this calendar of workouts when the program came out.

Tip #2 Prepare your workout clothes!

Ok I know this one sounds a bit silly, but I am being totally serious in saying that I like to have my clothes out and ready to go each day!  This is especially important on my early workout days because I am rushed to get my workout and shower (sometimes lol) in before my daughter wakes up.  This morning worked out perfectly.  Before I had time to change my mind or create an excuse, I hopped in my clothes, turned on my DVD and got started! I woke up at 5 this morning with no ALARM!


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I know I know...meal planning takes time.  Blah Blah Blah!  I know this may be a little tough love, but if you want this bad enough, you will make the time to do it!  I guarantee that your week, and weeks, will go so much more smoothly if you have your meals planned out.   Yes, there are times when things don't go as planned but you know what, that means I just bump that meal to the following week!  No big deal!   

Here is what my meal plan looks like for this week.  It makes the grocery list shorter which means less money too! I tell you what,  if you haven't tried Shakeology yet, get in touch with me!  It is seriously a life saver through the holidays!  I LOVED having my  Pumpkin Pie, Candy Cane, Thin Mint, Almond Joy, Peanut Butter Cup, and Gingerbread cookie shakes.  They helped me by-pass those holiday pies and cookies!  There are all kinds of yummy Shakeology recipes  that you can use to curb those cravings and fight those temptations! 

Tip #4 Meal Prep!

Once I have my meal plan in place and the weekly grocery shopping is complete, I spend some time on Sunday or Monday depending on the day I do the shopping-- doing a little meal prep.  This week, that means cutting up lots of veggies!  If I'm being honest, I tend to slack on eating my vegetables.  If I don't have them already pre-cut, then I end up grabbing something else because I don't feel like cutting them up.  I know, it sounds a little lazy but it's true!  So, I spent about an hour yesterday cutting up the veggies (for my entire family) for the week as well as making some veggie stir fry to have for my mid-afternoon snacks for the first half of the week.  Now all of my meals will go much quicker!  I'm using my crock pot a lot this week too which is a double bonus!  

Tip #5 Get Support and Accountability! 

 This morning I was up and at-em at 5am to squeeze my 30 minute Sculpt B in! Challenge groups... They just WORK for me!  I LOVE having a place to plug in to for some added support, motivation, and accountability.  No one is perfect, but, having these groups and hearing others struggles and successes makes my journey so much easier and relate-able. No one is alone in this journey!  I have found that the challengers who commit and participate within the groups get the best results.   

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