Success is in the planning

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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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

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