Success is in the planning

By Kimberly Taylor

Today was another busy day at work, but I did meet all of my health goals. I created a new checklist for myself to stay accountable. One of the great lessons I’ve learned in this whole process is that 80% of fitness results can be attributed to proper planning. I never just prepare one meal when I cook because I can cook 4 chicken breasts as easily as I can cook one. I simply marinate them all in fat free Italian dressing overnight and put them all under the broiler until done or use my George Foreman grill.

Plastic baggies are a godsend. I put each breast in a plastic baggie and stick them in the freezer. That way, I have individual servings and can heat when needed for a quick meal. I also prepare brown rice in bulk and divide it up into 1/2 c. servings. Finally, I prepare my vegetables and divide those up into 1 c. servings.

Preparing my meals ahead gives me no excuse when I come home from work and say I’m too tired to cook. As I always say, in order to be successful at this, the food must taste good and it must be convenient. Preparing food ahead helps on both counts!

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Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for over 18 years. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program, her goal is to inspire Christian women to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ.

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