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28 day Jumpstart -Fitgirls challenge check in

Happy Monday to you all!  Today marks the first day of the newest Fit Girl Challenge #findyourfierce, since I started this journey a little early I’m actually moving into week two.

If you interested in reading my previous weeks posts feel free to check them out below:

Fitgirls Detox

Meal Prep

And on My Trending stories:

https://mytrendingstories.com/article/fit-girls-challenge-week-1-fail/

https://mytrendingstories.com/article/a-fitgirls-challenge/
I think this is my 3rd time utilizing the 28 day jumpstart challenge and every time I find new things to love and interestingly new things to dislike about the plan.

First things first,  This was the Fit Girls very first attempt at the challenge, and it has a lot of information that will carry you through the rest of the programs.  With that said there is not a lot of variety in this booklet, they do offer a few variations but you basically have 1 breakfast choice, 1 lunch choice, 1 snack and 2 dinner choices.


If you’ve done a few of the challenges and have some of the over books, this isn’t really an issue, you can swap as you like, within reason.  For me, it’s not really an issue for the dinners, the food was tasty and for the hubby and I, you can’t go wrong with tacos and pizza, my boredom came with breakfast and lunch.  My solution……make my own meal plan that basically follows plan with a few varriaiations.


One big thing that I do different, is I make green juice every day and then have breakfast when I get into the office, I keep that going even on plan, it keeps me happy and sane during the stressors of the week.I also follow a different exercise plan than what’s listed, which again is totally ok, I just like to do different things than just workout.

Week one went well, I did have a minor slip up over the weekend, that is totally hormonal and while awful will not trip me up in the long run. I just took it in stride and made sure to get back on plan this week.  I’m down another pound and expect to be even more so next!

Week two should be awesome, there will be a few more tweaks to the meal plan, again, just for varitey.  And since the big kickoff on social media there’s other fun to be had.  Like the fit girls style challenge:

And the fit girls photo challenge….


I do need to work on my goals for this month but as usual I am a day late and a dollar short.  Don’t worry I’ll get there.

If your interested in following me on my journey, check out my IG and Snapchat accounts:

IG: Sarahgetfit77

Snapchat: slkrikland

Until next week.

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Fit Girl’s Challenge – why meal prep is important

Do you have those weeks, where you’re gun ho to get something done?  You’re excited, you’re  motivated, and you have no real-time or plan in place to get accomplished what you want to? Yep that was me last week, thankfully most of the food will keep over to use again, but it leaves me frustrated and with another sour taste in my mouth for my own inability to follow through with what I’ve started.  My failure was not taking the time to properly prep my meals for the challenge last week and when faced with the choice of healthy eating or throwing caution to the wind, guess what I chose?

With that, I got on the scale yesterday and ate a huge portion of humble pie, beat myself up for a few minutes, then got to my fridge and tried to salvage what I could from last weeks debacle. I personally think that meal prep is the most important part of your weight loss plan, I’ve read a few articles recently that say that 70%-90% of losing weight comes from what you eat, and I think it all starts with making sure you’re food is prepared and easy to make!

First up, smoothie prep, how much easier can things get than, putting fruit in a bag and freezing it for smoothies/juice for the week. I don’t always go by the plans when smoothies are involved,  mostly because I like to utilize all my fruit from my farm fresh box and I like to freeze what may go bad before I eat it.

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Same concept with the watermelon, it was getting really ripe so I balled it up, threw it in a bowl and strategically placed it somewhere both the husband and I would go back to it over the course of the afternoon/evening.  Needless to say the bowl was empty before we went to bed.

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lastly, lunch bowls, the first few days, are “Sushi Undressed” it’s very tasty with a chicken substitute, instead of shrimp (not shown).  And now I’ve got a decent start to my week and a better idea of what my schedule looks like to keep me going throughout the week as well.

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If your interested in reading early posts check out the posts below:

A Fit girls Challenge

Jumpstart challenge 2016

and from My Trending Stories:

https://mytrendingstories.com/article/a-fitgirls-challenge/

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