At first, you felt damn proud about that piece of pizza you snagged from the break room.
After months of free-food famine, it was like a hero’s homecoming, a well-deserved feast.
You savored every last bite.
But suddenly, you have a sinking feeling in your stomach. You promised yourself you would be stronger. You would be immune to pizza’s power.
You decide it’s time to step up your healthy eating game. Until 2:30 rolls around and that complimentary cookie platter magically appears.
Okay, you think, just one cookie.
And somehow you leave the kitchen with a plate full of cookies.
You feel so disappointed that you can’t even enjoy one bite.
Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different.
Or maybe you actually got to take a vacation (what’s that like, anyway?) and you actually got to enjoy that vacation. Like, you went someplace without cell phone coverage or WiFi. That’s the dream, ain’t it?
But now that you’re home, your fridge is woefully empty.
Let’s be honest. There’s no chance in hell you’re meal planning and prepping after a week of sleeping in and laying out.
And you definitely can’t muster up the motivation to go to the grocery store.
You think, well, I’ve been in vacation mode for a while now. Might as well extend the good vibes.
So you order some takeout.
When you get back to the office, and since you didn’t bother going to the grocery store, you have to go out to lunch.
And then you’re hungry when you get home and ain’t nobody going grocery shopping on Monday night, especially after the first day back at work.
So you order some more takeout.
It’s so much easier to rely on fast food instead of real food, so you just stay stuck in that vicious cycle.
You promise yourself you’ll go the store on the weekend. But then Saturday rolls around, and you just need a break.
There’s no end in sight. Am I right?
I know it can be hard to get back on track when your healthy habits have taken a back seat.
Whether your job’s got you jumping, vacation’s got you vacant, you went a little crazy at that holiday gathering, or you’ve just gotten a little lazy, it is possible to get back on track.
Here are three simple tips:
- Forget about planning a whole week’s worth of meals. Go to the grocery store and get two day’s worth of food.
- Ask yourself how you feel. Do you feel good after eating half of that pizza? Or do you feel kind of sluggish and bloated?
- Start small. When you’ve been eating a little less than clean, it can be overwhelming to do a complete overhaul. Add in your healthy habits one at a time. Maybe one week you start having your green smoothies again, and maybe the next you start packing your lunch again.
And always remember that, once you start giving your body good food, it’s going to want more good food. Pinky swear.
Aaaand let’s take this one step further and actually give you a two-day meal plan. You’re welcome.
There you have it, my friend. A simple, two-day plan with minimal ingredients and investments but maximum back on track-ness and feel good-ness. There’s some variety but not too much, so you won’t feel overwhelmed and will actually stick to it.
Besides, you know you eat the same thing over and over again anyway. #tacotuesday
Still too much trouble? I’ll make it a no brainer. Click below to get your grocery list so all you have to do is get your ass to the grocery store. You’ve got this.