I have to admit that I failed yesterday’s challenge. I only did 10-minutes of strength training. I’m still in Charlotte, so I used my friends gym in her building. I ran on the treadmill, then I did 10-minutes of push ups and planks. I’m telling you this because I want you to know that even Dietitians don’t hit their goals sometimes. Today I’m traveling back to NYC, so I know I can complete this challenge on the plane.
Day 18: Make A Plan
(Sorry, this post is missing the pretty pictures.)
The Day 18 Challenge is to plan out your meals for the next four days. When I counsel people, I generally start with two questions:
1. What is your goal?
2. What is the biggest obstacle that keeps you from accomplishing your goal?
I often find that the biggest obstacle that people face is not having a plan for when and what they will eat. They often eat whenever they feel like it and go long periods of time between meals, which generally leads to overeating. Because I see this so often, I want all of my challenge followers to make a meal plan for the week. Specifically, I want you to plan out what you will eat for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner for Tuesday-Friday of this week. Write it all down. You don’t have to cook all or any of the meals, but I still want you to plan out what you will eat and where it will come from.
I’m traveling back from Charlotte today, so I can make my meal plan on the plane and post it tomorrow. This is a hard challenge for me because I have difficulty planning out my dinners…but I can definitely do it for 4 days and so can you!