Organize Your Way to Weight Loss Success

With the All-In Challenge starting this week, I thought I would share a bit about just how detailed of organization we put into this (or any other 24-Day Challenge) to set ourselves up for the BEST success possible. This challenge gets my organization itch scratched in the best way—not only do we get to ubber organize our meal planning, but we have a super healthy outcome as well!

Disclaimer: Always work with your coach to follow your own personalized plan. This is just how we set up our plan—everyone has different needs and different goals. Note: I’m nursing so my plan may look a little different from yours if you are not! My husband is following the MNS E plan, but our meals are exactly the same. I did not include information about the supplements {i.e. MNS packs, OmegaPlex, etc., just the food planning for that reason☺}.

Week 1 (Wednesday Start)

For this week, all of these steps should be completed AT LEAST the day before. We are prepping Sunday {today}, but at minimum, prep Tuesday night. This will set you up for success for the entire challenge by setting the tone early. I have found that when I’m not prepared, I tend to slip, and I do NOT want to slip, I want success!

Here’s our prep plan:

Step 1—Set up all supplements ahead of time. I set up the 24 Day Challenge for myself and for my husband, so I pre-bagged all the supplements & powders and labeled each one {because I know how much being prepared makes a difference in this challenge}.

24 Day Challenge Prep

Step 2—Plan all meals. ALL. Including snacks. Even if it’s as simple as bagging up muscle gain shake powder, DO IT. I labeled mine and added them to my supplement bags.

24 Day Challenge Meal Plan

Step 3—Grocery Shop. Nuff said.

Step 4—Cook / Clean veggies / Pack lunches. Make the week as easy as you can.

Step 5—If you work outside the home, make sure you pack your shaker and water consumption vehicle ☺ I really like this shaker and we have 4 (2 for each of us—one for home and one to take to the office). I wash all 4 each night. These are my favorite:

Smart Shake

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Meal Planning

I plan all our meals over the weekend {no change from our normal process around here}. If you are going to follow this exact meal plan, I linked all the recipes for you. You can also buy my meal planning worksheets at: Meal Planning Printables.

Day 1: Wednesday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: Spark, Catalyst, Fiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Pulled Buffalo Chicken, Smashed Sweet Potato with Cinnamon & Steamed Broccoli (see below “Prep Ahead” for how to make these items)

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: Spark, Catalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Fish Taco Bowls

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain

End of Day 1 Notes: Pack meals 2-4 for tomorrow.

Day 2: Thursday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: Spark, Catalyst, Fiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake {Prep Dinner}

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Pulled Buffalo Chicken, Smashed Sweet Potato with Cinnamon & Steamed Broccoli (see below “Prep Ahead” for how to make these items)

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: Spark, Catalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs in the Crock Pot Note: I use ground turkey sausage instead of Italian sausage and use low sodium tomato sauce.

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain

End of Day 2 Notes: Pack Meals 2-4 for tomorrow, Make lunch for Friday & Saturday ahead.

Day 3: Friday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: Spark, Catalyst, Fiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Turkey & Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {prepared Thursday night}

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: Spark, Catalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Quick Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Sweet Potato Fries {cut up a sweet potato into strips, cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes}

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain

Day 4: Saturday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: Spark, Catalyst, Fiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Turkey & Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {prepared Thursday night}

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: Spark, Catalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Crockpot Pulled Pork Chili

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain

Day 5: Sunday

Meal 1:
Upon Waking: Spark, Catalyst, Fiber Drink
Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake

Meal 2:
Snack: Muscle Gain Shake + Fruit

Meal 3:
Lunch: Leftovers from Meal 5 Saturday {Prep Dinner}

Meal 4:
30 Minutes Before Snack: Spark, Catalyst
Snack: Almonds + Fruit

Meal 5:
Dinner: Slow Cooker Chicken & Cooked Carrots

Meal 6:
Snack: ½ Serving Muscle Gain

End of Day 5 Notes: Pack Meals 2-4 for tomorrow

24 Day Challenge Checklists

Prep Ahead
Pulled Buffalo Chicken
1 lb Chicken Breasts
1 c. Low Sodium Organic Chicken Broth
1 c. Franks Red Sauce
Cook on High for 3 hours or until cooked through

Smashed Sweet Potatoes
1 lb Sweet Potatoes
Peal, cut into large pieces (quarters is fine)
Boil in a pot of water on the stove until tender
Smash with a fork to desired consistency
Top with Cinnamon for taste

Steam Broccoli
Your choice—we add garlic

Check back next Sunday for our Week 2 Plan and Recipes! Believe me when I say: If I can do this with success so can you. We have two little ones, two full time jobs and our youngest is just 12 weeks. I’m nursing. I am teaching a night class at a local university. YOU CAN DO THIS. We are all busy and BUSY is not an excuse to not achieve your health and fitness goals. #endrant 🙂

I am SO excited to see everyone’s success with this! Also, if you don’t know what a 24 Day Challenge is, please read this post to learn more about it! Good luck!

Wendy

PS. If you are interested in getting healthier and increasing your energy level in 2015, feel free to contact me. I would be glad to work with you to help you achieve your goals!

7 replies
  1. Chrissi Penney
    Chrissi Penney says:

    We’re doing the 24 Day Challenge too!! I love those shakers 🙂 I may have to get some for My Love who is ALWAYS on the go, the compartments for product are ideal! Good luck and kick some booty!!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy says:

      The shaker is seriously CLUTCH for me. I can’t live without it. You can also nix any of the compartments if you don’t need or don’t want them, which is also nice 🙂 Thanks so much!!

      Reply
  2. Havok
    Havok says:

    Your organizaiton game is on point!! But I can see why – having everything prepared and ready to go means you can’t have any excuses for not following through! Best of luck!

    Reply
  3. Melissa R
    Melissa R says:

    This is amazing! I am getting ready to start the challenge soon and this is such a great resource for planning. I would love to get a copy of your planning tools if possible.

    Reply
  4. Angie
    Angie says:

    How are you able to cleanse if you are nursing? I am also a nursing mother and it is advised not to use the cleanse while nursing since you’re eliminating toxins with the cleanse.

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy says:

      You should ALWAYS follow the advice of your doctor! Anytime you try something new (new vitamins, new diet, new exercise), I would always recommend checking! Mine told me it was OK 🙂

      Reply

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