I find it hilarious and frustrating at the same time, when I speak to my clients sometimes.
For some reason, they always want to find a NEW SOLUTION that will get them those last extra pounds off, or will get their arms toned, or help them lose 25 pounds, or help the kids eat healthier, get more toned……..
I get these types of questions:
- What can I take?
- Will that new class help me?
- Should I do more cardio?
- Should I workout longer?
- Can I do that detox?
- Can we try that new diet?
- What if I don’t eat dinner?
- What if I get that food delivery service?
- What if I eat the same thing every night?
- Will massages help?
- What about the body wrap?
You don’t need something “NEW”.
You don’t need to do any “Extreme Diet”.
You don’t need to “Exercise More”.
You don’t need to buy “That Gadget”.
Everyone is always looking for a “NEW SOLUTION”, “A GADGET”, “A DIET”, “A DETOX”, “A NEW FORM OF EXERCISE”, “A NEW WORKOUT CLASS”, to finally get results.
There is no reason to reinvent the wheel. What works, works. We are all made up of the same stuff. What gets me results, is going to get you results.
I mean, with some modifications. But it’s not much farther or intricate than EAT RIGHT and EXERCISE.
But here is the kicker……….. CONSISTENTLY!
The thing is that you may have eaten super healthy for a period of time and exercised for another period of time. But then you fell off the wagon and didn’t go to to gym for 3 months, you didn’t eat clean for a few months, etc.
Listen, it’s not rocket science.
If you eat clean (80% of the time), and you exercise (moderately), you will see AMAZING results. The thing is that people don’t do it long enough or consistent enough to actually see a difference and then to maintain the results.
I see it over and over with my clients, even with myself.
I remember a very very long time ago, when I used to try to “EAT PERFECT”……
Counting calories, eating plain bland and boring foods to not eat “extra calories”, “doing way too much cardio”… But only doing this for periods of time. It’s impossible to do this for a long enough period of time for it to actually make a lasting difference in your body. IMPOSSIBLE!
- There is only so long you can DEPRIVE yourself for.
- There is only so long you can consistently do 45-60 minutes of cardio every single day.
- There is only so long you can eat bland food and not enjoy what you eat.
- There is only so long you can feel hungry for.
Before you go crazy one day! Before you say “SCREW IT”!
So, what is most people’s EXCUSE for not being able to do this?
“I DON’T HAVE TIME”.
This is what I get all the time….
- “I don’t have time to cook every night”.
- “I don’t have time to get to the grocery store”.
- “I don’t have time to make a meal plan”.
- “I don’t have time to make those recipes”.
- “I don’t have time to exercise 3-5 times a week”.
- “The kids have activities”…….
- “I work”…….
I’m sorry to be hard on you if you have used any of these EXCUSES. But YES, you do have time. I have worked with moms and even dads that work 12-14 hour days and have still been able to do this. I have worked with women who travel 60% of the time and have still been able to do it. I have worked with tired and exhausted moms of 3-4 very young children who have been able to do it. I have worked with moms who have kids in a million after school activities that have been able to do it.
I myself do it!
Yes, and it’s not easy. I mean, you know what time I wake up now? 3:30am! Yep, thats what time I wake up so that I can have time to work on my business, train my clients, workout myself, cook everyday, spend time with my kids, spend time with my husband, go to my sons baseball practices and games, etc……….
Is it hard? Yes! Is it worth it? Heck yes! Is there a strategy behind it? You bet! Can you do it? 100%! Does it get easier? Oh Yeah 🙂
So, what is the ONE thing that is preventing you from getting the results you want?
But it’s really not. I’ll tell you what it is:
- A lack of a PLAN.
- A lack of a SYSTEM/STRATEGY.
- A lack of CONSISTENCY.
By the way there are some foods that you should not include in your diet if you want to see results. If you eat these foods it becomes incredibly hard to burn fat so basically, very hard to lose weight. So make sure to download this LIST OF 5 FOODS that you should never include in your diet. I made it into a PDF for you so you can PRINT it and leave it in your kitchen. You can dowload it in the following link….. I also whipped up a few seconds video with my favorite 5 ABS Exercises that have gotten me the best results. Get the PDF and Video here: PDF List & Video
How do you fix it?
Be CONSISTENT with your PLAN and be SYSTEMIC & STRATEGIC about it. If you do, you will be finally able to say “It’s a LIFESTYLE”. Because when it really is a “lifestyle”, your body and life reflect it.
Does your body and life reflect it?
You probably know what to do, you just haven’t been STRATEGIC about it. Or maybe the plan isn’t good so you haven’t been able to stick to it. Or you haven’t found the right strategy to incorporate this into your life. But once you do, your life will change forever. You will live in a “HAPPY PLACE”. You will finally achieve your goals, and you will be able to LIVE THERE, forever……. no more yo-yoing!
So, here is what I am going to offer to you before I give you the Apricot Glazed Chicken Recipe.…….
I talk to you about my BeFit Moms Meal Plan all the time. The reason I do so is because I know how important it is to have a PLAN, a GOOD plan. I know that if I can get you to FOLLOW “My Plan” for a long enough time…… and you become SYSTEMIC about it, then you will learn how to do it yourself. You will be in the habit of doing it and you will finally be able to be CONSISTENT.
And heck, you know whats going to happen in the meantime?
You will have gotten to where you wan to be. Without “Dieting”, without “Overexercising”, without a new “Gadget” or “Diet”, or “Massage” or “Class”.
Here is what you will get in the BeFit Moms Meal Plan:
- Weekly Meal Plans (Breakfast, Mid-Morning Snack, Lunch, Mid-Afternoon Snack, Dinner).
- Recipes to all the meals.
- Tons of different snacks so you have options to choose from.
- Shopping Lists (divided and organized by sections to speed your time at the store).
- Weight Training Workouts.
- Cardio Workouts.
Here is what you will get from the BeFit Moms Meal Plan:
- You will see what a good meal plan looks like.
- You will learn what foods are optimal for fat burning.
- You will learn to strategize how you cook.
- You will actually enjoy what you eat and not feel like your “dieting”.
- Your kids and husband will get healthier.
- Your family will enjoy the meals.
- You will get in the habit of planning and cooking.
- You will save time.
- You will get results.
- You will maintain your results.
It’s life changing!
I started doing this years ago and its how I went from feeling like I was Dieting all the time and not able to maintain that level of commitment and not seeing great results. To being in the best shape of my life, not feeling like I’m ever dieting, enjoying every meal, not feeling deprived and loving it.
I’m serious, it’s life changing. And though you may know what to do, its different following a plan and having the accountability. So I hope you splurge on yourself and your family and try it for a few months. You’re going to love it. Here is the link to get your first set of MEAL PLANS.
By the way, before I give you the recipe, I just want to give you some tips that will help you if you are trying to lose weight, get leaner, get more definition, feel more energy, get healthier, and more toned.
Because it’s not just about cooking even though it’s a big part of it.
I have found that a lot of people are “STUCK” with their weight loss because they are eating some of the wrong foods.
So I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of foods on this list. Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results. Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy (as you think), but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT. The reason is because these foods though some may think are healthy or not so bad, are actually very inflammatory.
Inflammation in the digestive track makes it incredibly hard if not impossible to burn fat. So in order to be able to burn fat so you can lose weight effectively, its crucial that you take these foods out of your diet.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you. So go to the following link where you can download this information for free. I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED. Foods that you should eat daily!
I also took the liberty to share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES. The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before. Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO. Start applying it right now. Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO
And now……….. The Recipe (LOL)Print
- 2 lbs chicken breasts
- 1 tsp marjoram or oregano
- 1/3 cup real fruit preserves (apricot)
- 1/4–1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- s&p to taste
- Low sodium chicken stock
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Season the chicken on both sides with s&p.
- In a saute pan with a little stock, brown the chicken on both sides.
- In a small bowl, mix the preserves, marjoram and vinegar.
- Pour into the pan and cook for a while, turning the chicken every few minutes until the sauce reduces and caramelizes into a glaze.
- Once done, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.
This is delicious with My Spinach Rice. You can find more of my Healthy Recipes all organized in Boards for you on My Pinterest Page, so make sure to go there now and hit FOLLOW ALL so you can have access to all of them.
I hope you enjoy this chicken recipe, its delicious. One of my new favorites. My other favorite chicken recipes is a little similar. Its my Raspberry Chicken from my Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book. The Apricot may be a close second 🙂
I always say that PLANNING is the key to FITNESS SUCCESS.
But I know that it’s time consuming.
I also know that you are not sure exactly how to pair foods together to make them FAT BURNING.
I also know that it sucks to eat the same thing all the time and that when you do, it makes you feel like you are DIETING.
And that makes you at one point fall off the wagon and end up eating like crap for God knows how long.
That’s why its so hard to lose the weight.
I know that its hard to eat healthy CONSISTENTLY when you don’t enjoy the food because it’s bland and boring.
I know that you probably feel hungry a lot because you think NOT EATING is the solution.
Would it make it EASIER for you if I have you a meal plan for the ENTIRE MONTH?
Let me help you, click on the following link to download for FREE my MMF 30-Day Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendar.
I can send you My MMF Weeknight Meals E-Book. At least with this I can be helping you cut out the meal planning time, the searching for healthy recipes, the shopping lists. I tell you how to prepare extra food to have easy left over meals on other days and I give you 30 minute workouts 3 times a week that will help you get super effective fat blasting workouts in just 30 minutes 3 times a week.This is for those people that don’t have a lot of time, don’t want to feel like they are dieting, but also want to lose weight, eat healthier, have their family eat healthier and do it in the least amount of time possible.
My Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book is in, so if you want to secure your copy make sure to get one now as they have been flying!! There are tons of great, easy and healthy recipes for you to try and enjoy. I am glad that you are loving all the recipes, keep on making them, I promise it will make a difference.
And keep on going on My Facebook and telling me about your cooking stories and workouts. You know I love hearing from you! And hey, you may even win a great Michelle Marie Fit Prize if you are on there interacting all the time.
P.S. Its almost the end of the month and that is when I choose My Facebook SUPERFAN. I choose one person every month to give an awesome PRIZE to. This person is on My Facebook Page a lot, COMMENTING, LIKING, SHARING & INTERACTING with other Fans. So make sure you log on to My Facebook Page and LIKe the page and share comments. You will be surprised how many great tips, recipes and ideas you get from interacting with others and reading others comments on my page. Also, feel free to go to My Facebook page, and ask me QUESTIONS or tell me YOUR CONCERNS, I always answer.
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