2017 GOAL: CLEAN EATING AND MEAL PREPPING

Before going to bed last night, I received a newsletter from one of the mommy fitness bloggers that I follow and I was instantly motivated to try her challenge. I typed on my Notes folder and decided to start on February 21 as we will be away this weekend and I won't be able to do my grocery shopping. 



GOAL: Meal Prep
END GOALS: Save time and money, eat healthy meals, and eventually lose weight

I am not allowed to go to the gym yet because I need to recuperate from what happened to me last month first. I also need to wait for my next period before I can start doing activities with effort. For now, all I can do is to eat clean (this is a lifestyle change and not another diet) and next week my meal prep goal will start. I need to commit to this 100% so that I would be able to reach my 68-kilos weight goal before our trip to Prague. 



STARTING WEIGHT: 77.5 kilos
GOAL WEIGHT: 68 kilos
CHALLENGE DURATION: February 21 to May 21 (3 months)

I've already written down my meal prep plan for the first week and I will share it with you before I start the challenge. 



In order to stay on track, I am going to print these reminders from Eat Yourself Skinny and I will post this on my door fridge: 

  • Always stock your fridge with fresh produce
  • Eliminate added sugars from your diet
  • Drink lots of water!
  • Don’t eat foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce
  • Focus on nutrients, not just calories
  • Cook your own meals and try to plan out the whole week ahead of time
  • Portion control!
I'm also going to buy a pair of dumbbells so I can do some light exercises and tone my arms before my wings start to flap. LOL! 



Do you have any suggestion on how I can lose 9.5 kilos in one month? Do you think my goal is S-M-A-R-T (specific, measurable, attainable/actionable, realistic, and time-bound)? Please leave a comment if you have any tips. 


PHOTO CREDIT: PicJumbo

5 comments:

  1. I have been struggling with my post-baby weight for years. And it gets harder now that I'm too focused with growing my blog that I can survive sitting in front of the computer for a day. As much as I love to beat myself up, I can't coz I love blogging, too. So I've been introducing some little habits lately to tone down some self-blaming (and fats.lol). Since I can't really endure a 30-minute workout, I started taking a 10-minute break every hour just to walk around the house or chase my toddler. And I already ditched white sugar and replaced it with unprocessed honey. Writing your daily food intake on a notebook also helps you track down what you've been eating and when you see 4 slices of white bread, large Coke and a Jolly burger on your list, it makes you want to strangle yourself. lol. Kidding aside, I've read somewhere that tracking your food intake helps you shed off some pounds. ;)

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  2. Tree months isn't very much time to lose 10 kilos! I'm trying to lose 12 but my timeline is 12 months for that. Remember to enjoy life too. Eating clean is nice and rewarding but being too hard for yourself is not good. I hope you succeed! :)

    Xoxo Nora / https://dreamerachiever.com

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  3. I really planned on eating healthy this year, but unfortunately, I haven't done much. When our budget is tight, we go with easy to prepare meals and most of it are unhealthy. I hope we can live our life more healthier as I know this should be a conscious effort like what you are doing. I commend you for that.

    "Don’t eat foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce." - this is awesome! Caught my eye!

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  4. Eating healthy is such a challenge. That is why many people make this part of their New Year's resolutions. :) But, come february or March, many have already abandoned their resolution. Only those who are really disciplined and comitted can succeed.

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  5. Losing weight is no easy feat, but with the determination and a good plan, I am sure you can wing this. Hydrating yourself is very essential. Some also say eating small meals 5x a day will do the trick. I have yet to put them in practice, though, so thanks for the inspiration. My goal is to do 100 crunches a day to get rid of the saddlebags, but I also need to do something about the flapping arms and quick!

    Btw, I thought your plan is indeed a SMART plan! Here's to losing those nasty unwanted extra pounds this year!

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