Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

So, the Martinez household is on week 2 of meal prepping every Sunday instead of waiting til 6:30 pm every night and not having anything planned for dinner and just going to pick up something "easy".
I have to say, the results of just clean eating are indisputable. In the last week and a half I have already dropped 9 lbs... I'm sure partially due to the large cut down of soda and increase of water. 
Plus I am realizing just how much money I can save by just cooking all the food on one day and not spending $20+ every night for the 4 of us. 

I have decided to change the way I approach the healthy lifestyle venture; usually I just go balls in and think I can cut out all the bad food and drinks and smoking AND lack of exercise overnight and that I can maintain it. Obviously that route hasn't yielded any long lasting change to my life. 
This time around I am trying to take it slow, I have cut down soda substantially to one a day, I have been cooking a lot healthier a.k.a nothing out of a box or can... all natural organic stuff. Lots of chicken, fruit, and veggies... I started back at the gym, but not every single night. 
But most importantly I have been trying not to beat myself up too badly when I slip and eat fries or miss going to the gym, I just remind myself that tomorrow I will do better. And I have been! My cravings for the wonderful delicious pizza or burgers are still there of course... But I have made the choice not to let those foods be part of my everyday. And I already feel so much better!

Can't wait to see how I feel in a few weeks  :)

Meal Prep Shortcut

I found this super helpful list of things that fit perfectly into meal prepping so that you can dive right in! Enjoy! Let me know what your favorite prep meal is...