Getting Back to Meal Planning

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

Dec 07

Happy Sunday!  I hope you enjoyed our first weekend in December!  For the first time in a LONG time I am linking up with Jill Conyers and Laura of Mommy Run Fast for What’s for Dinner.  Check out their blogs and see what everyone is eating!  It’s a great way to get inspiration for healthy recipes!  I’m done with the excuses, time to get back on track!

Falling in Love With Pinterest

A couple of weeks ago I joined Pinterest and it has changed my life!  I’d been bookmarking dozens of healthy recipes for months, not knowing that Pinterest makes the whole process so much easier!

Now that I’m committing to eating healthy again, I’ve been able to pin so many delicious, healthy meals that I can actually see myself giving a try!  It has been really inspiring!

So I’d LOVE if you followed me on Pinterest!  My handle is Run With No Regret (darn 15 character limit)!  Not only do I pin what I find droolworthy, I’ve also been pinning great blogging tips and helpful fitness resources!

City Fit Girls SHIFT Program:

The biggest motivation for meal planning has been the new City Fit Girls SHIFT Fitness and Nutrition Program that just started last week!  One of the most important features of the program is Meal Planning 101.  We were given a huge booklet of information providing the basics on nutrition, grocery shopping, and meal prepping and recipe ideas.  It also included a daily log for us to record our meals and snacks.

Since I’ve been seeing a dietitian for about 1.5 years, this is all a great refresher for me and a reminder that this stuff works best when you stick with it!!  My sister is also in the program and invited a bunch of her friends to participate too!  There are about 30 women in the program and we’re all getting to know each other and motivate and encourage each other!  We’re using the hashtag #PlanPrepEat on Instagram, so it’s a lot of fun!

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I’ll be talking about the fitness side of things in the SHIFT program in tomorrow’s post!

Meal Planning for the Week:

For the SHIFT program we are recommended to meal plan on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Since last week I couldn’t get a good routine going, I’m going to shoot for the whole week!  I know that getting things done in advance always makes my life so much easier, so instead of planning just my dinners (like I used to do), I’m putting it all out there!

Sunday 12/8:

  • Lunch:  Went out to lunch, had tuna salad wrap
  • Dinner:  Bret’s night

Monday 12/9:

  • Breakfast:  Organic gingerbread oatmeal with Morning Glow Green Smoothie
  • Lunch:  Avocado Egg Salad
  • Dinner:  Out to dinner with an old friend

Tuesday 12/10:

Wednesday 12/11:

  • Breakfast:  Oatmeal with Pina Colada Smoothie
  • Lunch: Avocado Egg Salad
  • Dinner:  Kale Salad and fresh juice from Fuel restaurant with City Fit Girls

Thursday 12/12:

Friday 12/13:

  • Breakfast: Cereal with Pina Colada Smoothie
  • Lunch:  Dinner leftovers
  • Dinner:  Out for a holiday dinner

Saturday 12/14:

  • Breakfast:  French toast and sweet potato hash
  • Lunch:  TBD
  • Dinner:  May be another holiday party…keeping my eye on healthy food!

What kind of meals are you planning for the week?  What are your tried and true methods for staying consistent?

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