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You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don’t need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

Jack, when was the last time you planned & prepped your entire menu for the upcoming week? You may find this a question you want to avoid answering.  Are you comfortable with your answer?  Make a meal plan, Stan

Indeed, planning involves effort and discipline.  Unfortunately, consistently trying to “Wing It” is the fastest way to failure.

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Angels can “Wing It”, the rest of us have to plan

Stan, does this sound familiar?  It’s a typical hectic morning, the beginning of a typical jam-packed day.

  1. You’re running late, flying out the door
  2. You skip breakfast. The cereal box is empty or the milk’s gone sour
  3. Forget taking lunch. There’s peanut butter in the jar, but you’re out of bread
  4. Exercise before work? You’ve got to be kidding…(see step 1.)
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It’s a hectic, chaotic blur

Roy, what happened to the pledge to exercise more, eat healthier, lose weight? It’s easy for promises to get lost in the daily blur.

Without planning, you’re always going to be struggling – trying to figure out what and how to eat.  Bottom line, if you leave exercise and healthy eating to chance, it’s not going to happen.  Who’s responsible? You are.

Gus.  Use your calendar to plan, gym time, breakfast, lunch and dinner. All.The.Promised.Things. It’s not a surprise, make these things pre-meditated. You’ve got an extra hour…should you go to the gym or watch TV?  If you don’t plan gym time, it won’t happen.  Plan to succeed.

There’s an app for that!

Meal Plan

Ideally, we could accomplish all this by the time our busy day starts:

  • Jump out of bed by 6:00 am (or earlier)
  • Get a good chunk of exercise, 20 minutes or more
  • Eat a satisfying but healthy breakfast
  • Brown-bag a wholesome lunch
  • Have a healthy dinner selected, pre-planned and prepped

Say what?!  It’s true — with a little planning, this could be your reality. Your morning rush would diminish, your day would go more smoothly, and your fitness/weight loss efforts would stay on track. You could bounce out of bed, knowing what your next move is – all day, all week, all year– the choice is yours.

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Everything is Awesome!

Lee, it is very difficult to lose weight and keep it off.  The keys to success are planning and discipline.  It takes an effort to be successful in long-term weight management. People who are successful long-term–plan their day to ensure that they stick to their eating plan and get regular physical activity.

So there you have it.  No excuses.  Plan to succeed, every damn day.

Already a meal planning pro?  What’s your go to dish to make ahead?

Whats your favorite Paul Simon Song?

p.s. – Sorry for getting this song stuck in your head. 🙂

***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.