Mendy asks a great question in the forum today “How many times?” about weekend macros and she wrote a great post. There is power in knowing specifically that others struggle with the same thing as you.
Me personally, I struggle with this but my schedule is random with my Electronics Tech contractor work, Sheriff deputy details, home improvement projects, Nibbles Fitness and 1st Phorm App coaching, and like everyone else the random solving of how current world problems effect our lives right now. I don’t have a Monday through Friday schedule. My “weekend mess ups” with macros and calories might happen any day of the week. I have to find ways to recovery from those too, pull myself back on track, and solve the problems. I often dislike the term “start over” because I see it as a way of life. We all have to ride the waves, solve the problems, and although each day is new, we don’t have to wait until tomorrow to save the day. The quicker we learn to fix the problems, the better we will achieve our goals. Train yourself to learn fast, think now, don’t procrastinate.
What about prioritizing and some grocery tips?
“We’re all busy”
But if you truly want something you actually will make it a priority to get it done.
^^^ think about this.
We are the only ones who can take action on achieving anything we want in life:
Better work ethic
You have to LITERALLY start to start improving anywhere you want to be!
Grocery Tips. 👊🏼
Start by pre-tracking your weeks and weekends in advance.
Make grocery lists based off of you pre-tracking
Quick Snack ideas:
Wheat thins, Triscuits, other whole grains
Your own homemade snacks
All the calories must be accounted for, so make a meal plan with the foods you want FIRST. Some snacks have more fat and carbs than others. Part of making a meal plan is making adjustments in the plan for various amounts. You’ll need your calories and protein goals met as a priority, and make the adjustment amounts to carbs and fats until that is met. If you need help with that, message me in the 1st Phorm App. You can also ask questions of others on what they would do in the Private Member forum. The forum is free to anyone who lets me know who they are first when they request membership. Yes, I get spam, so I need you to let me know who you are first.
Grocery shop and meal prep based off of what you pre-track or the meal plans you have made. I highly recommend writing down your meal plans in a notebook. It only takes a few minutes and then you have it available when you feel you are too busy to go online to your food diary.
GET WHAT YOU NEED, NOT WHAT YOUR EYES WANT.
Especially with the majority saying they live on the go lifestyles, and are busy with kids’ weekends or events.
This is one less thing you have to worry about for your week because you are set up for success nutritionally and all you have to do is prepare and bring it with you.
If you are doing things that are fun, even with your kids, that involves food that is not helpful for you and your goals; think about changing the tradition. Chances are, the healthier change may help your own children live a healthier lifestyle. Even if they don’t like it at first. Eventually, if being overweight is the trend, the children are going to need to learn healthier traditions right now or they will also eventually head into the unhealthy norm.
Planning ahead is less stress to keep you moving in your progress!
Don’t let excuses ruin your results. Make the hard changes with what has become “tradition.” Do the problem solving that is hard. It might take a few different tries when at first new possible solutions fail. Problems sometimes don’t get solved in the first trial. Keep going until you find your solution to each little problem.
Have a great weekend team Nibbles Fitness
Let me know if you need anything.
Advisor Roberta RS in the 1st Phorm App
PS If I've help you along this process, you are welcome to invite friends or family who might need help with their nutrition and fitness goals to me in the 1st Phorm App. Make sure to tell them to message me in the App as I won't have any of their personal information. I'm here to help, just let me know! The App requires a subscription and you will get my personal attention as an Advisor (not an employee of 1st Phorm), but you are not likely to get another nutrition coach at a more reasonable rate. I'm passionate about helping people become their best selves, and I'll do it for as long as God and the events of this world allow.