Change can be scary, it can be hard.
Losing the weight or starting a new diet can feel like you are losing yourself and your identity.
And that is actually what is happening; you are getting rid of your old identity and building a new one!
You are brave for making a change, it is not easy!!
The faster you can believe in yourself to be that new person, the less painful that change will be.
Let’s get clear together on whom the new you is…..
What do you think and feel as a thinner, healthier you?
What tools do you need to become the new you?
Write all of that down and move forward from there and you will see how FAST and SIMPLE change is!
STOP FOR A SECOND.
When was the last time you paused and took a look at how far you have come?
How much you have grown since last year, how much weight you have lost, how many dietary changes you've made, how much more mature you are than yesterday ().
This plate pictured here is the sign I made for the original Basically It Meals before it was Basically It Meals.
4 years ago, it was called "The $6 Lunch". I would bulk batch my own meal prep and then take it to work each week and sell it to my coworkers. I hung this plate up at my cubicle to let them know when I had a batch to sell.
That is how far I've come.....from $6 lunch offered to coworkers, to full time business owner, to online course purveyor, to producer and TV personality.
We are all capable of INCREDIBLE CHANGE but so often we are stuck in "I haven't done enough", "I am not enough", "I will never get there".
So, stop for just one second today and give yourself a pat on the back for all the BAD ASS work you have put in!
I am so...
A month ago I was completely out of running shape. I could barely make it five minutes.
Yesterday, I ran two hilly miles in 14mins and I wasn’t even that winded.
That’s what a little practice will do.
What are you practicing every day?
Are you learning how to be better? How to live better? Practicing creating more time in your life? Practicing creating more money?
You can have all of that and it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time or money.
If you can get organized in just one area of your life everything else will fall into place.
For my clients, that is organizing their food each week.
Cecily is getting 6+ hours back every week. Ryan is saving 30% on food costs each week. Denise is sticking to her keto diet and losing weight consistently.
A little practice goes a long way!
Join The Meal Prep Course and start practicing the best thing you can do for your health and start having all these incredible things start showing up in your life!
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Good things don’t come easy...
I was sweating my butt off at the gym today, kind of regretting being there, when this thought hit me.
If I want to feel the way I want to feel this summer, I’m probably going to have to go through it. Feel discomfort. Sweat. Skip dessert.
This goes for saving money, getting more free time each week, committing to meal prepping.
The work you put in upfront might not be easy.
You might even need to invest money upfront to get these things...
But if the result is worth it, then the “hard part” isn’t so bad.
I challenge you to do the hard thing today- invest in yourself, sweat, go through the pain.
It’s worth it on the other side.
Join the meal prep course and you will definitely give yourself the gift of time and money on the other side!
This is a fantastic recipe when you are prepping for the week!
Protein Packed Chia Pudding:
Makes 4 servings
1 cup milled flax and chia mixed
1.5 cup water (or milk of choice)
4 T cottage cheese
4 T collagen powder
Handful: Berries of choice, nuts of choice
4 T honey
Mix the chia and flax with water, cottage cheese, and collagen. Stir well and divvy out into four separate containers.
Top evenly with berries, nuts and honey.
Prep and pop in the fridge for easy breakfasts and snacks throughout the week.
This gluten free kale pasta I made the other day for Instastories was such a hit I wanted to share the recipe. Also, look how good kale can taste!
Sautéed kale pasta- gluten free
• 4 cups fresh kale, stems removed and torn
• 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
• ¼ cup high quality olive oil
• 3T salt plus more to taste
• 1lb gluten free pasta
• 1 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1. Set a pot of water on the stove to boil. When boiling, add 3 T salt and pasta. Cook according to instructions.
2. In the meantime, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add oil and add garlic. Stir frequently until garlic is fragrant (do not burn!), about 2 minutes. Add kale and toss. Season with pinch of salt and pepper.
3. When kale has wilted down, 3-6 minutes, remove from heat.
4. Strain cooked pasta and add to large bowl. Toss in kale and the cheese. Toss well. Taste and season with additional salt if needed.