If you’re like me, the workouts are the easy part right?? I am not saying the workouts are EASY by any means, but staying accountable to movement and exercise is EASIER than being as disciplined with your nutrition. I’m raising my hand because I fall off the diet wagon more than I fall off the workout wagon.
First of all :: STOP feeling guilty!
Second:: START small – make little changes day by day.
And before you know it, you will be BACK ON TRACK!!
So SMILE *smiles*, we are training for LIFE!! There is NOT a deadline to your health and happiness!!
For those of you who are interested, we can do our own little one week accountability challenge – sound fun?! I think so – I’m not just sharing this challenge, I will be participating right along with you 🙂 Below is a list of items I typically buy when I go grocery shopping, to get you started – I will share some examples of FULL day breakdowns of meals and snacks, as well as recipes, and how to calculate your macros, in a separate post to keep things organized. This is just a guideline of items to have on hand.
Berries (Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries)
*Fresh if in season, frozen throughout the year because they work great in smoothies.
(We tend to buy the large bags of frozen berries – I like the Triple Berry and Tropical Fruit Blends from Target)
Apples (Granny Smith – great for juicing, low glycemic)
Apples (Honeycrisp – for snacking, a little sweeter)
Spinach/Kale (If Spinach is on sale, I will buy extra and freeze it. Works great and can be added to smoothies, eggs, other meals)
Mixed Greens/Romaine Lettuce
Chicken Breast (Watch for sales and buy extra to freeze)
Lean Ground Turkey
Fish (When we do buy fish, we buy it fresh and avoid farm raised)
Ground Beef (Occasionally)
Pork (Chops or Roast)
OTHER RANDOM ITEMS:
Greek Yogurt or Plain Yogurt
Tea (Several varieties)
Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw)
Spices/Seasonings (Too many to list – great way to add flavor without adding extra calories)
Honey (Raw/Local if possible)
Sparkling Mineral Water (Perrier or LaCroix)