“Be Diligent in these matters, give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.” 1 Timothy 4:15
I think that in evaluating how we are doing in life, our nutrition tends to take a back seat.
We don’t have time and we are too busy being a mom, wife and good friend.
I can’t ever give that food up.
I don’t really have a problem with food….I could change…I just don’t want to right now.
Everyone has issues and struggles.
I need comfort right now – I ‘ll deal with my health later.
Excuses get us nowhere…
We convince ourselves that this is our ONLY issue. Or the Bible doesn’t specifically say loving food is wrong. And we find ourselves on a physical and spiritual merry go round! Can you related?
Coincidence that this verse fell on the weekend?
I think not!
Weekends are the perfect time to undo all the progress you’ve made this week.
Not this weekend!
Dear Lord, help me to be courageous enough to speak honestly to You and to myself about areas where I’m giving in to compromise. Show me how to rely on Your strength for more self-discipline in my life – not for my glory, but for Yours. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – Made to Crave Prayer
As you battle your way through the weekend, remember this – You are here for a reason. What you were doing or weren’t doing is the reason you joined this group! Remember that change is hard. It takes 21 days to develop a new habit. Fight through the urge to splurge, quit, or get frustrated! Progress happens over time and by being consistent!! So keep at it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Please share 1 healthy meal or snack that you had today, give the recipe or the foods you paired together!! It’s always nice to share our great ideas with each other!!
Here are my pre-planning tips to get you through the weekend!
-For parties, pre-eat! So have a shake on your way to the party. Offer to bring a clean appetizer or snack. Then make every social gathering about socializing with others and not about the food. Stay away from the food table. I help set up, get the kids food, and then help clean up so I am never forced to have to just sit and stare at everyone else shoving food down their throats.
Drink lots of water!!! Just remember that you are not depriving yourself of life, you are giving yourself life! When everyone is feeling full, sluggish and miserable you are going to be looking fabulous, feeling confident and have more energy!!
-Plan it out! If you are traveling, going to sporting events or just out all day pack a cooler of clean
snacks. Even throw in an extra snack so that you are not caught in a situation where you are out longer than expected and have nothing to eat. It’s easy to throw in a packet of shakeology, shaker cup and a bottle of water! I always keep one in the car!
-Get your workout in and kick some butt!!! This is the last workout of the week! You got this! Let’s give it your all!
Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Asian Chicken
Okay, challengers, we are about to start week 2! This is when reality sets in and you are tired! There are no excuses you are accountable to each and every person in this group and to yourself! So let’s get serious, have a plan and execute it!
Do you have it written in your planner when you are working out, do you have your meal plan ready, and have you reached out to your accountability partner?! Make sure your mind is in the right place and you are prepared for the week!
POST in the group your game plan… When are you meal planning? When you are grocery shopping, When are you Meal Preping? Are ready to rock week 2!!?!?!?!
Share your Meal Plan in the group!! Need some Sample Meal Plans Click HERE?
Here are a sample of Regular 21 Day Fix and Vegan 21 Day Fix Meal Plans