So here we are at Week 3. I think I am getting the hang of this meal planning thing. In general, I have very little issues with food cravings unless I skipped a meal accidentally. Then I want all of the unhealthy food, but since I have most of the food prepped and portioned, it makes it easier to make the right food choices. Will I eat this strict the rest of my life? Probably not, but I do feel like I am getting into certain habits that I really like. Below is my meal plan for the week, however, I do make changes occasionally. Everyone once in a while the meat I wrote down doesn’t sound good, so I fry up some eggs. Or the veggies isn’t the one I want, etc. I have also found that Saturday and Sunday dinners tend to be left overs. I will find I have a little of certain foods I prepped earlier in the week left over, so to not have any waste we eat left overs. If you meal prep just for yourself you shouldn’t have too much left over, but since I always need some extra for the kids, and I am never sure how much they will eat. It means we will always have some left overs. However, since starting the meal planning and prepping, the food we normally throw out is significantly less which makes me very happy.
Here is a new recipe that I came up with while doing the 80 Day Obsession Workouts and eating plan. I wanted something that was quick, easy, and full of veggies, eggs, and a few carbs.
Week one of 80 Day Obsession was a big success. This is my first time using the containers for any of my workouts with beach body on demand. Before this, I would just eat healthy and counted calories. So far I haven’t really felt restricted because it is a lot of food to eat, and it is eaten on a regular basis which helps a lot too. I also tried to place a fruit in the evening so when my sweet tooth hits, I can go ahead and eat something sweet without compromising my goals. I also made a few mistakes on last week’s meal plan. For instance, I thought refried beans were considered a protein where they are really a carb. So a few mistakes, but hoping this week is a lot smoother. I also LOVE doing the meal prep on Sundays. It is so nice having most of the sides ready and assembled where it is literally grab and go. Since my whole family is eating all of this with me, it means I can’t do a whole week in advance. So, I have been doing certain things to help most meals go smoother for us. Also, these plans are a guide for me so I know what to prep, but certain days, I might switch out a veggie or a carb or who knows what while sticking to the containers assigned to that meal. Also the meals can be somewhat flexible in where they are moved to.
So I have been doing Beach Body workouts that I can stream at home for about the last 5-6 months. I like being able to workout at home. Starting today, I am doing their 80 day obsession workout. The workouts are longer than the ones I was previously doing as well as timed nutrition which was a little bit intimidating to me. In a nut shell, you eat lots of smaller meals throughout the day.
Here is a cute short post with pictures of Reese playing in the kiddie pool that Gail bought for her. We have used it each summer since it was purchased. So obviously these pictures are older, but very cute.
Sebastian’s Twelve Month Update – The stats for these posts are taken on the day Sebastian turned 12 months old, but all of the information and content is everything up until the point he turns 12 months old. (9/01/17-10/01/17)