I’ve been super MIA due to school starting and my busy schedule but I’ve still been making time to squeeze the gym in at least 4 times per week and meal prepping on either Sunday or Monday. I also haven’t made a food post in a while so I figured I would share with you guys a few things about me and my feelings/ the positives to meal prepping 🥗🥘🍲🍛
1️⃣ SAVING MONEY : 1 thing I’ve realized since I’ve started meal prepping for my weeks is how much money I have been saving during the week by prepping my meals. Before I prepped, I found myself spending roughly $30 per day on coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner. By going grocery shopping (with a budget in mind & a list of what you plan on making), you minimize your chances of going to pick something up and spending anywhere between 5-10$ on just 1 meal. It’s also nearly impossible to each healthy for cheap. Especially depending on your location and where you work/live/go to school. All together, I usually spend roughly $30-$50 on groceries for the week.
2️⃣ HEALTHIER EATING HABITS : once you get yourself on a healthy path, it’s harder for your body to go back to eating “unhealthy” again. Also, when you prep your food, you know exactly what ingredients are going into it and you’re able to incorporate healthier fats, carbs, etc. You are also more inclined to eating it if it’s already prepared versus having to cook every single day for every single meal.
3️⃣ ITS ENJOYABLE : after you have started to introduce yourself to different foods, spices, and marinades, you realize how yummy these healthy meals can be. I also find that it’s nice/fun to get your mind off things, go to the grocery store, and take about an hour or 2 to cook and prepare your meals for the week. And once you find a prep that you love, you look forward to making it again.
I am always open to giving out meal prep ideas and/or how I enjoy preparing my meals. So feel free to shoot me over a DM with any questions and I would be happy to answer!
This week’s prep ⬇️
✨Turkey meatballs ✨Sweet potato (sub for) Jasmine rice ✨Peppers and onions (sub for) spinach
Gotta show love to the gram! So yesterday was #legday
. These used to be my max lifts but now they are just my heavy day. 315 lb squats and 315 lb deadlifts. This was just among the other things I did (walking barbell lunges, leg curls, calf raises, leg extensions, etc) NEVER. SKIP. LEG. DAY. My goal isn’t to go heavier than 315 because honestly, I’ll never need to lift that in real life. I’m just doing it to build muscle, I’ll go lighter but more reps next week for definition and tone. Hope I inspired someone to get out here and lift something! I started out skinny-fat last year and here I am, if I can do it, anyone can do it!! 🏋🏽♂️
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