So here we are in week 1 of our 10 week challenge. Hopefully by now you have already taken steps to set yourself up for success. The first thing I did (after figuring out what obstacles I had to overcome) was a complete overhaul in the kitchen.
A big part in achieving optimal results is nutrition and we all know that nutrition starts in the kitchen. I totally believe that convenience is essential. Most people tend to fall back into bad habits when healthy eating becomes inconvenient… I can speak on this from personal experience!
I made sure to take some time this weekend to make sure my kitchen was “safe”. I got rid of some of the junk and made sure I had plenty of healthy options that were quick and easy. It is going to be much harder to eat junk food if you don’t have it in the house.
Now, I can already feel a few of you pulling back and thinking that you are a strong enough person to resist temptation. Do me a favor, pinch yourself and wake up! If it is in the house you are going to eat it. Sooner or later IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. I promise it doesn’t hurt as bad as you might think- THROW IT AWAY!
If you are one of those individuals that is afraid of throwing away food then take it down to the local food pantry. Not only will this solve your problem but you can feel good about helping someone else… That is what I call a win-win!
STOP RIGHT NOW. GO TO THE KITCHEN AND GET RID OF THE JUNK FOOD BEFORE YOU CONTINUE READING.
Welcome back! I am going to assume you just completed your first mission. Now lets take a look at a few things that I feel are an absolute necessity. Here are some essentials that I made sure I have in stock:
- Crock pot (my favorite item. It takes care of lunch and dinner 75% of the time)
- Magic bullet blender (perfect if you are making a shake for one)
- Food processor/blender
- Plastic cutting boards
- Blender bottles (great for when you need a shake on the run or at work)
- Nordic ware egg poacher (microwaves eggs in 1-2 minutes)
- Measuring cups and spoons (use to make sure you are really only having one serving)
- Grill (it is almost that time of year!)
- Stainless steel skillets
- Baking sheets
- Large bowls for mixing
- Tupperware (I should buy stock in a company. I take my lunch to work daily)
Hopefully you have most or all of these at your disposal. If not, I strongly suggest you look into it. Tomorrow I will share “A Personal Trainers Kitchen Makeover-Part 2 which includes my actual grocery list of foods I eat on a daily basis.