It’s a new week. Another new start! Have you ever wanted to meal plan, but wasn’t sure how? It is quite easy. Personally, I like to build up a system and document many of the delicious recipes I come across. Every week I go through my recipes and pick 3 to 4 meals with similar ingredients to add to my grocery list. Pinterest is a great resource for finding and sorting out recipes.

Healthy dinner recipes are key to sticking on track with your personal fitness and weight management goals. I’m part of the few 10% of Canadians that make a point to sit down each week to write out a meal plan and grocery list. It does take time and it can be a tedious task, however I find it helps me stay on budget and on track.  Miscellaneous items seldom wind up in my cart.

Another key is to avoid the grocery store when hungry. Hitting up the grocery store when hungry always ends up breaking the bank.  Not only that your grocery cart winds up full of useless products that are full of empty calories.

Did you know that over 70% of Canadians wish they could find more time to plan inspiring and delicious meals for their family to enjoy at the dinner table? It’s true. Are you part of that statistic?

By maintaining a consist schedule of meal planning and being active on a regular basis, you can easily maintain all your personal fitness and health goals. Everyone has time to workout, just as they have time to meal plan. You need to make it a part of your lifestyle, and not think of it as a chore.

One of my favourite workouts to reference when life throws me for a loop or gets busy is the Fit Sugar “Anywhere” Workout Plan. It is effective and gets your heart pumping.

This week I encourage you to get active with you family, whether you follow this plan, head outdoors for a walk, play ball with the kids… whatever it takes just get that heart of yours pumping. Not only that, but find yourself some new healthy dinner recipes to try. It’s the perfect duo for success in achieving and sustaining whatever your goals may be.

This week on my meal plan includes…

Monday: Buffalo chicken meatloaf, loaded buffalo ranch style pasta salad and ranch style roasted potatoes
Tuesday: Turkey Sloppy Joes
Wednesday: Butter Chicken Pasta
Thursday: Crock Pot Manicotti
Friday: Bubble Up Pizza & Salad (Friday night is our date night at home, as well as our guilt free night. Everyone should have at least one guilt free night a week.)

So there you have it… my fitness and meal plan for this week! What will you be doing differently for you this week? Trying a new recipe or a new workout routine?

1 Comment on Weekly Meal & Fitness Plan

  1. Victoria Ess
    March 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm (5 years ago)

    I like your approach, and I agree with the importance of consistency. Consistency is what allowed me to not think twice about my unhealthy habits years ago, and is what helps me to not have to think twice about maintaining a healthy lifestyle now, although I’m far from perfect.

    I’m going to try running outside today — the sun is out where I am!


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