A key part of success in workouts, weight loss, muscle building is planning. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Fitness and nutrition work hand and hand. If you are getting in regular workouts but your nutrition is spotty,then hitting your goal are going to be a little challenging.
The goal is to find balance between workouts and meals. While making sure you are giving your body enough rest and using supplementation correctly.
Make no mistake planning is the key to success.
When planning your workouts, you want to think about what your rest days should be and when you should have them. When working out, you also want to rotate the muscle groups that you are going to be working. For example you could work your upper body Monday, Thursday and Saturday and your lower body Tuesday and Friday. You can use Wednesdays and Sundays as rest days. This is just an example of planning a workout, you might find something else that works better for you.
Remember from day 1 it was all about how many days can you realistically workout. I aim regularly for 4 days while most weeks I’m able to hit 5 days. My workout days are typically Monday-Thursday and depending upon my travel schedule I will work out on Friday.
When it comes to food, planning can become a bit more in depth. Find a meal planning system that works for you. There are a number of meal planning services and there are many blogs recipes. My favorite is Pinterest. I spend about 15 minutes every Saturday looking up EASY meals I can make for my husband and I.
It’s also a great idea to invest in a couple of cookbooks so that you never run out of ideas.
Here is where you will create a library of meals so that overtime, you have a solid go to for the week and you no longer scrambling and searching.
You and I are human and I guarantee you that there will probably be some weeksthat meal planning is impossible and you may have to fly by the seat of your pants.
Here is where knowing what you can eat will be very helpful. You can have a list of go to convenience foods.
After you’ve done your menu planning, designate a day to go shopping. Try to make it the same day every week so that it becomes routine.
I’m a fan of a prepping, but I don’t spend hours doing. I want to make sure I set aside about an hour to make sure I have a cooked protein for lunch. I typically make dinner fresh every night. I buy pre-chopped, shredded and spiralized veggies.
What are some of your go tos to make meal and menu planning easier.
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