Friday’s Confession … I’ve been slackin’ on the six pack; or should I say sippin’ on it – gasp!
A couple of weeks ago I shared that I needed a new goal to stay focused and that I was going to go for the almighty six pack of abs. While that’s still my goal I haven’t really been acting like it. Summertime fun has set in and so has the summertime schedule; and the summertime beers. Ahem. I’ve had a very go-with-the-flow attitude over the past few weeks and have yet to make a plan. Um, that’s not going to get it done.
My biggest struggle is food. I did hardcore clean eating for 28 days for my birthday goal and it changed the way I approach food. I learned that I could make better food choices, control my portions and be more than satisfied in the process. I also gave up sugar, alcohol and stayed really strict during the process. While I can see myself doing that again at some point in the future it’s not a good everyday plan for me. I need some balance for the summertime; and to make sure that balance doesn’t get too out of control. Here are three ways I plan to do that.
Try NEW Recipes. Yup, I could eat the same thing everyday and often do. There are so many DELICIOUS healthy recipes and easy access to them via blogs, websites and magazines – I have no more excuses!
I just got a subscription to Clean Eating and LOVE it!
DOCUMENT My Choices. I’ve never been one to keep a food journal but planning out my meals and taking some pretty pictures of them is fun – and helpful! Keeping track of what I eat, and drink, ahem, will keep me accountable and will help me figure out what is working for me and what isn’t.
Stay PREPARED. I’ve been to the grocery store four times this week and have NO groceries in my house. Huh? I can’t just shop by the meal, I need a list, a plan and one
damn trip to the store. I also need to carry a cooler with me so I always have something good to eat. When I’m starving and have nothing healthy in front of me bad choices take over.
My sister bought me this cute little cooler for my birthday. It looks like a purse!
I’m excited to take on this food challenge and figure out how to have BOTH six packs. How about you? Anyone else have some good balancing tips? Me and my future abs would love to know …
Winks & Smiles,