Kristen

Meal Planning Fix

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photo 1As a Pilates instructor, my schedule is all over the place. Many days I leave my house at 7:00 am and don’t get home until 8:00 pm, leave barely enough time to eat lunch, and have no energy to cook dinner. Recently I’ve been teaching someone at 6:00 a.m., which means I pop out of bed at 5:15 in order to leave by 5:30. So it doesn’t leave me much time to make lunch let alone eat breakfast.

If you can relate to this kind of schedule, want to save money, and/or want to eat healthy, my best advice to you is prepare a bunch of meals on Sunday for the week ahead. Many things can be reheated and frozen, or even last the full week. For years people have been suggesting this to me, but I never put in the effort to do it.

Finally it sunk in. With my busy teaching schedule along with launching The Pilates Fix, I was forgetting to take care of myself. I wouldn’t eat breakfast and would be starving and have a hard time focusing while teaching, then I’d have to spend money on lunch on something that I didn’t even like, and finally at the end of the day when all I wanted to do was plop on my sofa, I had to figure out what to do for dinner.

So, I can’t tell you how amazing these past few weeks have been for me knowing that I have every meal ready to be eaten or that it requires minimal prep time. I tell my clients all the time how important healthy eating and nutrition is, but I wasn’t necessarily practicing what I was preaching as best as I know I can. All it takes is a little inspiration to find excitement in something though.

I found my inspiration from a blog I stumbled upon online, Deliciously Ella. There are tons of recipes, which are all whole, plant-based food. I personally eat meat, so when I think it won’t change the meal too much, I’ve been adding some chicken or turkey or eggs the day of my meal. Ella’s meals are very good, pretty easy to make, and don’t take a ton of time. And the site is beautiful and full of knowledge.

There are a ton of people out there wanting to share their recipes and advice, so if Ella’s recipes aren’t your cup of tea, find someone who inspires you. I promise, you’ll be so happy you did.

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