I really can't even believe it. We are FIVE weeks away from Memorial Day which has typically been my mental benchmark for the start of swimsuit season. I just finished my 3 day cleanse and while I may have gotten skinnier, I can also tell you that I was rushing for a doughnut and a brownie in the teacher's lounge promptly this morning. Not so certain this is the best route for me as a kickstart, but hey, I'd definitely try it again pre-vacation ;)
Anyway, the meal plan is ready and it's business time. If you haven't started your prep yet, don't worry, I've got your back. We can do this together and yes, we need to start now. I keep having to remind myself of this because I used to be able to just diet the week before vacation and everything was exactly how I wanted it to be. Apparently kids change that... or age... I'm not sure which, but i certainly have a ways to go. So let's get started shall we??
1. A plan.
If you want to make changes in your body, you have to have a plan. No, you can't just wing it and see what healthy stuff you feel like eating, because chances are if it's not on the plan, it won't get eaten. I can't even count the number of celery stalks that have gone in the trashcan this year because I bought them thinking, hey maybe I will feel like eating celery one day. No. I won't. Nobody comes home from a long day going "man I could really go for some celery right now!" Who am I kidding?? It has to be pre-planned, pre-chopped, and of course with delicious dipping sauce. Let's be real.
If you want to follow my meal plan for the week, click here. It's nothing fancy, but ain't no mama got time for fancy anyway ;)
2. Accountability partners.
If you can get your family/spouse on board, this will be easier. Luckily my husband and I sort of have similar goals the same beliefs in balancing the "healthys" with the "worth its" ;) But if you're going to get real about your goals, you're going to need a community elsewhere too. And there are a million of them thanks to social media in our faces 24/7! In fact, I would personally like to invite you to my personal empowerment group filled with positive motivation, ideas, challenges, and people who are ready to cheer you on! By the way it costs NOTHING and you do not have to purchase a product to be a part of it either. All you have to do is request to join and show up with a positive attitude! Click the link to join my Bar Nunn Bombshells group and get the support you need to conquer your goals!
3. A great supplement.
Is there only one good supplement on the market? No. There are many of them. Is there such thing as a bad supplement? Yes there is. Do your research, try a few, and find the one that works best for you and that you can keep up with. Shakeology, Isagenix, Arbonne... it's all good stuff, but you have to use them consistently for them to work. If you're only drinking it twice a week, I'm sorry, you're not going to see many results. Now true these can be pricey, but there are ways to buy at a discount (ask a distributor) if you know this is the route you want to go. If you're looking for a great product at a great value and zero auto renewal programs, I recommend IdealFit protein. They have flavors that I've never even heard of before and the few I've tried are beyond delicious (a main requirement for me when it comes to sticking to a diet). Follow my link to purchase 40% off today!