Prepping For Sanity

“By failing to prepare… you are preparing to fail”

Prep

The picture above is a small glimpse into my typical Sunday.

A lot of people call me crazy for cooking everything in advance and putting it in a million different containers all perfectly portioned out.. Well turns out those people are typically the ones spending hundreds of dollars every week on eating out or grabbing McDonalds down the street because its the only thing they have time for.  Long story short.. I’d rather be crazy than broke and unhealthy;)

Anyways… I get a lot of questions about my meals/time management so I figured I’d share.  Truth is I have very little “spare time” in my day so prepping is KEY.  I don’t always have time to run out and grab lunch.  My day is busy.. and extremely unpredictable.  I’m on the road A LOT.  Time is of the essence in the advertising industry.  Its hard for me commit to a strict regimen because I never really know what the day has in store for me.  Also.. I admit.. I am an avid “grazer”.  If I don’t have a plan with things portioned out in advance.. I am the first one to stick a spoon into the jar of peanut butter and eat until 1) I’m full or 2) the jar is empty (typically #2 comes first).  As you can see in the picture above my almond butter is portioned out and the jar is hidden in the very back corner away from grazing eye level ;)

Below will give you somewhat of an idea of my schedule…

“Typical” Day: 

4:00 – 5:00AM: Wake Up- Spark*, Catalyst*, Arginine Extreme*

HIIT/Plyos: 5:00AM – 6:00 AM

6:00AM – 7:00AM: Get ready for work- 1/2 Post Workout Recovery*

MNS3*!!

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Breakfast on the go- typically oats & egg whites (..yes oats & egg whites on-the-go)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM: Meals 2 – 4 (whenever I can get them in) & Spark On-The-Go*!!!

Muscle Fuel*!!!

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: LIFT HEAVY THINGS :)

7:30 Whey Protein Shake (usually 1/2 serving)

8:00 PM Dinner

10 PM Protein shake if I’m still hungry

Nighttime Recovery*

10:30 PTFO
(this means i’m sleeping don’t expect me to answer your text)

I truly mean it when I say prepping keeps me sane.  When I was sick I would spend AT LEAST 3 hours a night prepping my schedule/menu for the next day.  And when I say prepping I really mean writing it all down on a piece of paper and doing a million calculations to make sure I was eating less calories than the day before (no joke.. calculator & everything). This usually ended with me getting zero sleep and having some type of nervous breakdown.  When I dropped out of Rutgers and moved home with my parents, my mom was actually in charge of preparing every single meal I had because 1) it saved EVERYONE time and 2) I couldn’t be trusted to do it myself.

Well ladies and gentlemen, if you don’t know by now.. I REFUSE to go back to that lifestyle.  I lived as prisoner to ED for far too long and will not waste countless hours every night trying to plan for the day ahead. Sunday is my prep day.. 2 hours MAX is what it takes me to cook, throw it in Tupperware and let it sit in my fridge until I’m ready for it.  No more rushing around in the mornings & being late for work.  No more sleepless nights.  and SURE AS HELL no more panic attacks (over food at least lol).  I set up my menus weekly.. and this time I’m ADDING calories.

Food is fuel and needs to be enjoyed!

**Daily Supplements are 100% AdvoCare products.

Please email or Facebook me directly for more details :)

You can also visit www.advocare.com/140522700

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Prepping For Sanity

“By failing to prepare… you are preparing to fail”

Prep

The picture above is a small glimpse into my typical Sunday.

A lot of people call me crazy for cooking everything in advance and putting it in a million different containers all perfectly portioned out.. Well turns out those people are typically the ones spending hundreds of dollars every week on eating out or grabbing McDonalds down the street because its the only thing they have time for.  Long story short.. I’d rather be crazy than broke and unhealthy;)

Anyways… I get a lot of questions about my meals/time management so I figured I’d share.  Truth is I have very little “spare time” in my day so prepping is KEY.  I don’t always have time to run out and grab lunch.  My day is busy.. and extremely unpredictable.  I’m on the road A LOT.  Time is of the essence in the advertising industry.  Its hard for me commit to a strict regimen because I never really know what the day has in store for me.  Also.. I admit.. I am an avid “grazer”.  If I don’t have a plan with things portioned out in advance.. I am the first one to stick a spoon into the jar of peanut butter and eat until 1) I’m full or 2) the jar is empty (typically #2 comes first).  As you can see in the picture above my almond butter is portioned out and the jar is hidden in the very back corner away from grazing eye level ;)

Below will give you somewhat of an idea of my schedule…

“Typical” Day: 

4:00 – 5:00AM: Wake Up- Spark*, Catalyst*, Arginine Extreme*

HIIT/Plyos: 5:00AM – 6:00 AM

6:00AM – 7:00AM: Get ready for work- 1/2 Post Workout Recovery*

MNS3*!!

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Breakfast on the go- typically oats & egg whites (..yes oats & egg whites on-the-go)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM: Meals 2 – 4 (whenever I can get them in) & Spark On-The-Go*!!!

Muscle Fuel*!!!

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: LIFT HEAVY THINGS :)

7:30 Whey Protein Shake (usually 1/2 serving)

8:00 PM Dinner

10 PM Protein shake if I’m still hungry

Nighttime Recovery*

10:30 PTFO
(this means i’m sleeping don’t expect me to answer your text)

I truly mean it when I say prepping keeps me sane.  When I was sick I would spend AT LEAST 3 hours a night prepping my schedule/menu for the next day.  And when I say prepping I really mean writing it all down on a piece of paper and doing a million calculations to make sure I was eating less calories than the day before (no joke.. calculator & everything). This usually ended with me getting zero sleep and having some type of nervous breakdown.  When I dropped out of Rutgers and moved home with my parents, my mom was actually in charge of preparing every single meal I had because 1) it saved EVERYONE time and 2) I couldn’t be trusted to do it myself.

Well ladies and gentlemen, if you don’t know by now.. I REFUSE to go back to that lifestyle.  I lived as prisoner to ED for far too long and will not waste countless hours every night trying to plan for the day ahead. Sunday is my prep day.. 2 hours MAX is what it takes me to cook, throw it in Tupperware and let it sit in my fridge until I’m ready for it.  No more rushing around in the mornings & being late for work.  No more sleepless nights.  and SURE AS HELL no more panic attacks (over food at least lol).  I set up my menus weekly.. and this time I’m ADDING calories.

Food is fuel and needs to be enjoyed!

**Daily Supplements are 100% AdvoCare products.

Please email or Facebook me directly for more details :)

You can also visit www.advocare.com/140522700

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