Preparation is the Battle

As Autumn Calabrese says, “Preparation isn’t half the battle, it is the battle!” And that means planning for what you’re going to eat as much as it is about what you’re not going to eat. It also means thinking about where you typically go wrong so you can prevent yourself from stumbling and feeling like you’re not making progress.

This weekend I took advantage of the extra time and grocery prepped, shopped, meal prepped, and cooked. It wasn’t the easiest trip to Winco, but coming home with all this healthy food made me feel great!

Most of this weekend’s grocery haul. I sat and just looked at this for many minutes… 🙂

On Sunday I spent time chopping & prepping! I portioned things out so that (1) my groceries went as far as they were supposed to (no inadvertent waste), and (2) I could stick to my Ultimate Portion Fix portion plan better. I cut up a ton of salad so it would be easy to eat greens this week. I made sure as much of the next two nights’ dinners was ready to go, so that time of day wasn’t as stressful. I did whatever I could to think about where I usually go wrong (not “what could go wrong” — that’s different), then put steps in place to help future Amy do better.

While I was prepping, I had this fun recipe in the oven: Baked Oatmeal Cups from Beachbody. Because my husband has been doing an awesome job tackling his diabetes, I substituted Truvia nectar for honey (it still has a *little* honey in it) so ours would be minimal sugar added. They’re still delicious and a fantastic way to get more fruit into your oatmeal AND have it on the go! Every time I’ve tried a Fixate or Beachbody muffin recipe, it’s been a hit in my house, so I’m not stopping now.

I saved my raspberries & blackberries for yogurt, but the blueberries came in handy to top these delicious health-packed on-the-go snacks!

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If you missed my Instagram posts at the beginning of the year, I’m starting a new nutrition plan to really get my food under control. I have a strong addiction to candy and it’s done a number on my teeth, my sugar craving tolerance, and my overall health. I’m not happy with where I am, but I know this decision about my food will help me be where I want to be. And the best thing is that it isn’t a diet. It’s not a way to lose weight quickly and then be done. It’s an actual lifestyle change that will benefit myself, my family, and my friends. If you want to know more about this or other nutrition programs, just let me know!

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