A Word On Meal Prep

So many people struggle with maintaining a healthy diet because they think they can balance it on the fly. While I’m not saying that it is impossible, It definitely makes it more challenging. I personally do all my grocery shopping on Saturday so I can prep on Sundays. Here are some things that I do to make sure I follow my diet during the work week.

  1. Build a menu – This can be done throughout the week or on Friday night. The important thing here is that you know what you want to eat for the coming week so you will know what to add to your grocery list.
  2. Make a grocery list – This is pretty self-explanatory, but make a list and stick to it. This helps you avoid impulse buys (even though Oreos will still call your name.
  3. Shop early on Saturday – This serves two purposes. The first is that the store is typically less crowded and the produce better stocked, but it also allows you to get it out of the way so you can enjoy the rest of your day doing what you want.
  4. Prep only the proteins – The biggest complaint I get from people is that prepped food doesn’t taste as good after it’s been reheated. I personally tend to agree on some levels and that is why I only do proteins. I cook my steaks, chicken or pork and then put them in gallon storage bags in the fridge. Yams and veggies I do no sooner than the night before I am going to eat them.
  5. Now to contradict myself – I will make a decent sized pot of brown rice on some weeks and put it in Tupperware in the fridge to add to some of my meals.
  6. Experiment and have fun – There are so many websites and blogs out there that have amazing healthy recipes. Look around, one of my favorites is http://www.fitmencook.com

Well there you have it, some down and dirty tips to meal prepping. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about nutrition, diet, exercise or supplementation. I’m here to help you reach your goals. Also, if you have any tips please add them in the comments.

Start Living Your Dreams

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We all have dreams. Whether it is a dream home, car, job or body. All of these are dreams that we have for ourselves. The one thing that you have to remember when it comes to dreams is, that in order for them to become reality, they take work. Very few of us have the luxury of waiting for an inheritance to make them a reality. So why do we wait? Is it because we don’t think that they are attainable? Is it because we are scared that we might not succeed? No matter what the reason is, it is time to stop worrying and start doing.

I am here to tell you that no dream is not attainable. I’m not saying that you will always reach it the first time. You may not reach it at all, but you may reach something that you are even happier with it. I was once told, “If you shoot for perfection, you will hit excellence every time. This is true for every aspect of life.

I personally am guilty of not chasing dreams because of my fear of failure. I don’t like the feeling of failing, so I have let many an opportunity slip by to stay comfortable. It has become a personal goal of mine in 2017 that I will try new things and not be afraid to not succeed. If I fail I will pick myself up, dust myself off and go at it again. Thomas Edison failed over 1,000 attempts at creating the light bulb. Those 1,000 failures did not stop him from keeping at it until he got it right. Failure is important for us as humans. We learn from and grow when we fail.

So, no matter what your dream is. Start living it today. Don’t waste another minute wondering whether or not you can do. Go earn you dream home or car. If you have a dream job get the required things done to be hired. If you want your dream body, get up and go to the gym. Work hard, take no prisoners and live your dreams.