(Closed) Self Magazine’s Drop 10 Challenge?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m trying to start with the workout portion this week, and I’ll start with their meal plan next week (we had already done the menu and grocery shopping for this week so I didn’t want to scrap all those efforts).

What I did last year with the meals and what I’ll probably do this year, too, is only sort of follow them.  I pick my favorite 2-3 breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and rotate those in.  I generally have a spinach salad or a sandwich on whole grain bread for lunch anyway, and many of SELF’s suggestions fall into those categories, so I can do what I usually do without worrying too much about it.

Keeping the variety they suggest is too time consuming for me and requires me to buy too many different ingredients.  I’m planning to just phase in the SELF foods while I continue to eat out of fridge and pantry.  I usually eat pretty well so the food stuff isn’t a huge adjustment, it’s just a reminder that I probably shouldn’t be having so many after-dinner treats!

I also prep a lot of my food over the weekend so it’s ready to go during the week.  I hear you on limited mid-week meal prep time; I work 3 nights/week and have 2 full days of class on top of homework and lesson planning time.  After 50-60 hours of work and school and commute, I only have so much time left to add in workouts and cooking. I wish I had more…

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