So, this week’s menu plan post is a little bit different than usual because I’m doing P90X again… which means I’ve somewhat altered my diet to go along with the program.
If you’re interested in seeing the menu plan I came up with, you can download it here. My husband and kids are eating a similar diet, but I’m throwing in extra fruits and veggies and carbs for them. And since the exercise plan is only six days per week, I planned the menu accordingly. I’m taking Sundays off and will eat similar to the plan, but give myself a little breathing room and not adhere to it so strictly.
The menu plan is very quick and easy — and I’m sure some of you might find it way too simple and boring. However, I knew that if I planned meals that required hours of work, thought and effort, I’d be setting myself up for failure. My goal is to do all food prep for the entire day in less than one hour.
I also incorporated our weekly dinner out into the plan as well as a once-a-week treat of a smoothie from Starbucks. If you wanted to follow a similar menu but reduce the costs, you could substitute these items for homemade foods.
Last week, I followed this menu plan and it went really well. In fact, I felt a lot more energetic — though that may have just been because of exercising more and getting back to getting up early again. But regardless, I’m hoping for another successful week!
And don’t forget to join us for the 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge check-ins every Friday. I’m so inspired by all of you and your commitment to getting more exercise this month!
What’s on your menu this week? Tell us in the comments or leave a link to your menu plan post.