Remember that 7 day slim down I did at the beginning of the year? Let me tell you, that’s still the best meal plan I’ve ever tried. I felt energized throughout the week, and even though I missed some of my old favorites, I enjoyed the results. But since then, I’ve been slacking. A little extra wine, a few more snacks, and less planning in general. I think life should be about balance, so I don’t think it’s a bad thing. But I know how I felt after the slim down, and I want that back! So Brittany (Eating Bird Food), Brittany (Btypes), & I are jumping back into another Tone It Up 7 Day Slim Down!
Since I’ve done this before I have a better idea of what to expect and how to plan. This is what my cart looked like last time, and what I plan on buying again:
The basics: Lots of protein and vegetables. Some fruit. Minimal dairy. No processed food. No sugar.
Nothing complicated, but it definitely helps to have people doing this with me, while I kick my sugar craving, and adjust to a little less wine 😉
The plan also recommends a quick morning workout to get your metabolism going. I’ve never been great at morning workouts, but I’m going to give it a shot! This morning, I hit the hotel gym bright and early, and did some free weights and cardio. It definitely feels good to get a workout out of the way early!
While I’m not necessarily planning out all of my meals, I did round up some meals I’ve already made that fit on the plan:
Obviously, I plan on trying lots of new recipes, too! I love that the Tone It Up plan encourages lots of green veggies. I’m planning on making zucchini, asparagus, and lots of kale!