Give yourself 21 days!!!- Take the challenge

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Hey Everyone,  Today I want to talk about the importance of making time for yourself and trusting yourself enough to actually let change happen.  I remember before I was actually successful at weight loss, i didn’t even let myself start.  Before I would actually get started I already had myself convinced that I shouldn’t try because I wouldn’t be able to be successful. It was only until I found the right support system that I was able to get it together and actually make steps toward being truly happy with myself and my body.  So I am challenging all of you, Give yourself 21 days to …​

  • Learn healthy habits​
  • Start to exercise​
  • Learn portion control​
  • Make a complete change​
  • Finally take control ​
  • Transform your life​

I will be there with you every step of the way.

  • The Group starts April 6th​
  • You will get to be a part of a free online support group​ to help with motivation accountability
  • You will be able to work with your own online health and fitness coach​
  • You will get a easy to follow meal plan and exercise program for beginners all the way to advanced​

You can do this, and now can be your time to make it happen.  What have you go to lose?  GIVE YOURSELF 21 DAYS!!

For more info visit HERE, comment below,  or email me at tabathasjourneytoforeverfit (at) gmail.com

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Food prep and meal plan for the week of March 23

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Hey Everyone!!! This week my meal prep is going to be a bit different. I will only work 2 days this week so I will only be preparing some things for 2 days.  Nonetheless, I will be preparing meat for the whole week.

Today I am prepping

In order to make meal prep as painless as possible I try to have all of my meats cooking at once.  This saves time.  I also fix my eggs in batches and divide it to save time.  When it comes to steaming my veggies I always  have microwave steam bags like these on hand because they make steaming veggies SO easy.

I usually eat 6 meals a day and I prep for 4 of those meals.  This week here is a general snapshot of what I will be eating.  Keep in mind, this is set for my body to help reach my goals.

I am now doing a Hip Hop Abs challenge group and my meal plan is based on what I need to be successful with this challenge group.

Here is what I will be eating:

Meal 1- (after fasted cardio) Shakeology with a tbsp of peanut butter, and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Meal 2- Eggs with salsa

Meal 3, Meal 4 – one of my prepared meats with veggies

Meal 5- High Protein. peanut butter apple parfait (Click HERE for recipe)

Meal 6- Low Carb Brownie with 1 tbsp of Peanut butter (Click HERE for recipe)

Post workout- shake

If you would like the shopping list for this prep, check it out HERE.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the comments below.  Meal prep can be confusing at first, but I promise keep at it and you will get the hang of it. You will also really appreciate all of the time it saves you.

Food prep and Meal Plan for Week of March 9th.

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Hey Everyone!!! The weirdest thing happened yesterday.  I mean so weird that I never thought I would be saying it.  I was so content with my meal plan last week that I completely forgot to have a cheat meal yesterday.  That never happens!!! But I think that is a good sign so I am sticking with the same exact meal plan from last week.  Here is what I prepped today…

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In order to make meal prep as painless as possible I try to have all of my meats cooking at once.  This saves time.  I also fix my eggs in batches and divide it to save time.  When it comes to steaming my veggies I always  have microwave steam bags like these on hand because they make steaming veggies SO easy.

I usually eat 6 meals a day and I prep for 4 of those meals.  This week here is a general snapshot of what I will be eating.  Keep in mind, this is set for my body to help reach my goals.

Meal 1- (after fasted cardio) Protein shake prepared in a blender with ice, a tbsp of peanut butter, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Meal 2- Eggs with salsa

Meal 3, Meal 4 – one of my prepared meats with veggies

Meal 5- High Protein. peanut butter apple parfait (Click HERE for recipe)

Meal 6- Low Carb Brownie with 1 tbsp of Peanut butter (Click HERE for recipe)

Post workout- shake

If you would like the shopping list for this prep, check it out HERE.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the comments below.  Meal prep can be confusing at first, but I promise keep at it and you will get the hang of it. You will also really appreciate all of the time it saves you.

Food Prep and Meal Plan for the week of March 2

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Hey Everyone!!! The plan you will find below will be what I will be eating most days,  every 3 to 4 days I will be dropping some of the fat and adding in carbs (which will mainly be oatmeal). Here is what I prepped this week.

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In order to make meal prep as painless as possible I try to have all of my meats cooking at once.  This saves time.  I also fix my eggs in batches and divide it to save time.  When it comes to steaming my veggies I always  have microwave steam bags like these on hand because they make steaming veggies SO easy.

I usually eat 6 meals a day and I prep for 4 of those meals.  This week here is a general snapshot of what I will be eating.  Keep in mind, this is set for my body to help reach my goals.

Meal 1- (after fasted cardio) Protein shake prepared in a blender with ice, a tbsp of peanut butter, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Meal 2- Eggs with salsa

Meal 3, Meal 4 – one of my prepared meats with veggies

Meal 5- High Protein. peanut butter apple parfait (Click HERE for recipe)

Meal 6- Low Carb Brownie with 1 tbsp of Peanut butter (Click HERE for recipe)

Post workout- shake

If you would like the shopping list for this prep, check it out HERE.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the comments below.  Meal prep can be confusing at first, but I promise keep at it and you will get the hang of it. You will also really appreciate all of the time it saves you.

High Protein Peanut Butter, Apple Parfait

Hey Everybody!!! I know  I can’t be the only one out there who loves having an apple with peanut butter.  In fact I love anything with peanut butter. The only problem is, sometimes I do not have enough fat in my allowed macros to be able to include the massive amounts of peanut butter I need….well maybe want.  So I am always on the hunt for ways to get the same flavors that I love while still having a meal/snack that will fit my macros. Recently I have incorporated a Peanut Butter, Apple Parfait into my meal plan and I LOVE it.  As I am sure you will too, here is the recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 small apple
  • 1 tbsp. PB2
  • 1/2 cup Plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 little packet of  sweeteer

Step 1-Cut the apple into bits sized pieces

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Step 2- Add yogurt

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Step 3- Add protein powder, PB2 and sweetener

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Step 4- Mix well and top with toppings of your choice.  I topped mine with homemade Flax seed granola (click HERE for recipe)

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While as you can see below, this recipe is a bit higher in sugar than I normally like to have, but the majority of the sugar comes from the apple. Hope you enjoy!!!

  Calories 190.0
  Total Fat 1.9 g
  Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Cholesterol 30.0 mg
  Sodium 140.5 mg
  Potassium 182.5 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g
  Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
  Sugars 15.5 g
  Protein 23.3 g

Food Prep and meal plan for the week of February 23

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Hey Everyone!! I won’t lie, I am so excited about writing this.  As some of you may know, I am a teacher.  Last week we were hit with a terrible storm and were out of school for the whole week.  This was really the worst thing that could happen to me.  I am such a creature of habit and I really need routine and structure.  While I still got in my workouts, I fell off track with my food.  This week I am completely changing things up with my meal plan.  The plan you will find below will be what I will be eating most days,  every 3 to 4 days I will be dropping some of the fat and adding in carbs (which will mainly be oatmeal).  I am always excited to start a new plan. It really kind of revamps my energy, so I am sure this will be an exciting week.  So without further adieu,  here is what I prepped this week.

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In order to make meal prep as painless as possible I try to have all of my meats cooking at once.  This saves time.  I also fix my eggs in batches and divide it to save time.  When it comes to steaming my veggies I always  have microwave steam bags like these on hand because they make steaming veggies SO easy.

I usually eat 6 meals a day and I prep for 4 of those meals.  This week here is a general snapshot of what I will be eating.  Keep in mind, this is set for my body to help reach my goals.

Meal 1- (after fasted cardio) Protein shake prepared in a blender with ice, a tbsp of peanut butter, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Meal 2- Eggs with salsa

Meal 3, Meal 4 – one of my prepared meats with veggies

Meal 5- 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt with 2tbsp of flax seed granola, and wither and apple or blueberries

Meal 6- Low Carb Brownie with 1 tbsp of Peanut butter (Click HERE for recipe)

Post workout- shake

If you would like the shopping list for this prep, check it out HERE.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the comments below.  Meal prep can be confusing at first, but I promise keep at it and you will get the hang of it. You will also really appreciate all of the time it saves you.

How to continue after the fitness honeymoon is over

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I know we have all been there with so many things in life.  You start something new and are super excited and glad to do it.  After some time and the novelty wears off, you are not as keen to keep at it.  This also happens when you start living the fit life.  In the beginning it is new and exciting, and you are so happy to be seeing quick results, but after a while the results slow down, the daily chicken starts to taste nasty and you try to think of ways to get out of working out.

The good news is, we have all been there, myself included.  I had the chance to write about this recently in a blog for my sponsor  1st Step Pro Wellness. Click HERE to check out my blog post to get my tips to keep hitting it hard after the fitness honeymoon phase is over.