Yesterday I managed to get through most of my To Do list that I wrote out on Friday. One of those things on my list was grocery shopping. So I did that and when I got home, I went straight into meal prep. And I did laundry at the same time…multitasking was not a challenge for this girl yesterday 😉
This week’s menu includes chicken, rice, and pineapple for lunch, and ground turkey with veggies for dinner. For mid-day foods, I have been doing a lot of Greek yogurt, mixed nuts, and fruit, and am hopefully going to switch it up a bit this week. This will only last me until Thursday, so later this week I am planning on making BBQ pulled chicken with Walden’s Farms Original BBQ sauce and steak with salad…yum yum.
For the chicken, I ended up broiling it with a Cabo Chipotle rub on it…tastes really good. I sautéed peppers and onions with the ground turkey and put a few seasonings on them to add a little flavor and combined with romaine lettuce.
A few tips when meal prepping:
- Put on music.
- When you get home from grocery shopping, do NOT put anything away!
- Take everything out of the shopping bags and place together based on the meals you are going to make – seeing it split up makes everything so much easier for me and I know where to begin.
- Cook whatever the carbohydrate is first (rice, pasta, etc.) – I usually do this because it typically will take longer to cook and it will go on the bottom of the container.
- Get pots/pans and stove ready to cook whatever meat you are cooking while you prep the meat with marinades or dry rubs.
- Set out all of your Tupperware and have your food scale ready!
With my meal prep, I started my water challenge yesterday as well…I’m trying to drink a gallon of water a day. Didn’t do too bad yesterday, but oh my god is it a lot of water. It also helps curb hunger…huge plus there now that foods/macros are slowly being taken away.
I’m not an expert on competition prep dieting…it’s my first one. And it’s been a learning process, which I’m happy to have the chance to be doing. I could have gone through a coach and I still could, but I want to do this for my self and gain the knowledge and understanding of this whole process. Dieting has definitely been the hardest part of this prep, and I know it’s going to get harder each week. But it’s a challenge that I am up for and excited to learn more…hopefully it will become less of a guessing game each week.