To succeed you must Plan!

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Happy New Year Own it Fitters! Many of us may be feeling the extra kg’s from all the over-indulgence during the festivities and I for one have heard the word detox being dropped like it’s hot since New Years day. You’ve heard it all before… PLAN AHEAD! I’m sure this could be applied to all aspects of our lives but in particular I am referring to your health and how to help you get back on track for 2013. To ensure I stay on track I write down what I’m going to eat for the week ahead and that means planning my meals from breakfast to dinner including snacks. That way I only shop for those ingredients I need and when I feel hungry I won’t pick the next bad thing from the pantry or order take out food. My plan for today looks a little like this:

Breakfast: Chia seed porridge with berries- 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1/2 cup almond Milk, sprinkle of shredded coconut, handful of strawberries and bluberries along with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Morning Tea: Peppermint tea with small handful of almonds

Lunch: Chicken Salad- 100g of Chicken thighs, Green salad with Tomatoes and avocado with Lemon Juice and Olive oil dressing

Afternoon Tea: 2 x Carrot and Celery sticks with a tablespoon of Tahinni

Dinner: 100g Baked Salmon with Cauliflower mash and steamed Brocoli and Zuchinni

Water intake- 2-3 litres per day.

So you see my plan is simple and I also have it worked out for the rest of the week too. I try to do a big shop on Sunday’s so I’m not stressing and running around doing it last minute or late in the evening. The more organized you are the less stressed you feel and you won’t be lead astray. Remember food is vital and you can’t out train a bad diet. Over 70% of your results will come from your nutritional intake! You can also apply a plan to your exercise as well. This is my first important tip for 2013. It’s your choice… so own it!