It’s Wednesday, you put in an extra couple hours at work and you hop in your car totally exhausted. You are just not in the mood to cook dinner, so you swing by a take-out chain and grab fast food as you rush to get home. Does that sound familiar? No time to cook, or so you think. Feeling swamped by life’s obligations can make it challenging to eat a proper home-cooked meal. But take-out and fast food are not your only options for a low-stress meal at home. A little foresight and planning goes a long way in making sure you and your family have ready-to-go meals waiting for you at home.
One strategy to make meal planning easier, cheaper, and faster is to prepare your proteins for the week in bulk. Here’s how to do it.
This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a Mental Meatheads workshop in New York City. Dan John instructed the first day of the workshop, covering topics like how to assess clients, how to cut through marketing nonsense, and how to train with long-term goals in mind. I’ll be covering all these topics as I let the flood of information marinate over these next days, weeks and months, but today I’ll focus on training for the rest of your life.
In the strength and conditioning world, Dan John is a household name. But most of you readers will have never heard of him. He’s not a celebrity trainer, he doesn’t have a flashy workout DVD series, and he hasn’t created a trademarked fitness system. But he’s an accomplished athlete, a prolific writer, and a brilliant coach. I was honored to be in a room with a small group of coaches and trainers there to learn from his decades of experience. Dan is really able to simplify things in a way that makes fitness and nutrition programming seem like a no-brainer.
Learn more about some basic principles that will help keep you on track.