As I wrote about yesterday, I decided to restart my Insanity journey because I had spent a couple weeks struggling with nutrition. While I was doing great on my workouts, I had trouble getting into a routine with my meals. Adding in two weekends away and a day at the MN State Fair and I was in a mess nutrition-wise!
I thought about just starting up with better nutrition on week 3 of Insanity, but ultimately I decided to restart the entire program. I know it can give incredible results and I wanted to see what I could do, postpartum, if I truly gave it my best shot.
So that's where I am today!
I've finished the first couple days of workouts and yesterday I followed my meal plan to a T. There were no cheat meals and I tried to drink water like it was going out of style. Water will be a main focus for me through the entire Insanity program, though, because it can be so easy to forget about it but it is so important!
I have given myself a little bit of leeway with my meal plan, but only because I hate to see food wasted and it's hard to plan for exactly how much food my husband and I will eat at each sitting. I'm a bit of a cheapo so I want to make sure nothing goes to waste!
Here's my meal plan for this week:
Snack: Veggies & hummus OR Fruit & cheese stick OR Veggies & almonds
Lunch: Salad OR Leftovers from night before
Snack: Veggies & hummis OR Fruit & cheese stick OR Veggies & almonds
Monday: Veggie Roast (heavy on the veggies!)
Tuesday: Tilapia & Veggies
Wednesday: Sweet Potato Apple Pack & Chicken Breast
Thursday: Pineapple Salsa Fish Pack
Snack: Greek Yogurt & Fruit
In my meal plan I've focused on two main things: having a protein and a complex carb at every single meal, and also making sure I get lots of veggies in each day. While I give myself the option of fruit & a cheese stick for my snack each day, I will only have fruit for one of these snacks; the other one I will make sure I have a veggies.
I made this plan with a lot of thought for what I actually enjoy eating as well as what is good for me. If I stuffed my meal plan with time-consuming, expensive or things I don't like, I know that I wouldn't stick to it. But this plan? This I can stick to!
The weekends are not a time for me to go off track, but they tend to have one indulgence meal that Jake and I have together and the rest of the meal plan will look very similar to the rest of the week. So rather than write that out, I am just looking at it as a copy + paste type of situation!
What do your meal plans look like? Would you like help in getting one put together? If so, please let me know and I can get you set up in my next challenge group starting September 28! You can post below with your email address or fill out my contact box that should pop up on the bottom of your screen!