Time To Focus On ME (With Help From Atkins)

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Now that my kids are ALL in school, I’m finding my time from 8 to 3 is all about me.

ME ME ME.

And as you can guess, I’ve got zero guilt over it. (ps- Moms, it’s ok to take care of YOU. If you can’t do that, then how can you give your best to your family? And truthfully, it’s easier to balance it all when you are coming from a good place. Take care of YOU!).

I’m putting the time alone to good use by working smarter, following up on some long ignored projects, and making sure I’m getting my weight loss house in order. I’ve been holding steady at the same weight for a few months, and it’s time to make some extra efforts for change.

Training: well, it’s pretty outside. But that’s about all I have to say that’s GOOD about that aspect. Moving on…

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I started focusing on food as well this week.

And GAH, this is the part that can be so hard for me.

My friends at Atkins know the drill, and they came to my rescue by sending me a meal kit for review. It made starting with Atkins a breeze since it came with 28 individual servings.

That’s a lot of options, y’all!

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BREAKFAST

The shakes are perfect when I’m getting the kids out the door to school.

I’ll throw one in a blender with a cup of ice, stick a straw in the cup, and off to drop off we go.

15 grams of protein: BOOM.

They are also delicious on their own, but I prefer mine chilled and cold as possible. Hey, it’s Arizona, and it’s still 100+ here!

When I wasn’t in a rush last week, I had other breakfast choices as well.

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Quick, easy, and full of protein.

LUNCH

It rocked with choices of beef (or chicken) with lots of veggies.

I love veggies- as long as I don’t have to cut them and clean them and, oh yeah, cook them. I’m the worst when it comes to cooking veggies correctly!

The ones that came with the frozen meals were cooked just right, as long as I didn’t over-do the microwave time on them. When I went a bit long on time, they ended up mushier than I prefer. So watch out for that!

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SOMETHING SWEET

Yeah, even when I’m trying to eat better, that sweet tooth sucker makes an appearance.

The meal replacement bars solved the problem for me. Instead of reaching for the cookies my kids made this weekend, I reached for one of those.

If 16 grams of protein covered in chocolate is wrong, I don’t want to be right!

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DINNER

This is where I dug into the menus and recipes and found meals that took a little more work.

It was also the perfect opportunity to involve the kids in meal planning and healthy lifestyle discussions.

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Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers- delish!

My over-all impression about the kits is that they are super convenient and a great way to start my journey to finding my #HappyWeight. The kit I tried was $97.99 for a week of meals, and it made planning for the week a cinch!

The foods tie in perfectly with the Atkins 40 plan. Do yourself a favor and learn more about the Atkins plan and low-carb options.

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Pin this for later and visit http://noguiltlife.com/atkins-40-low-carb/ to learn more about Atkins 40.

Focusing on me isn’t always easy, but that’s in part why I started this blog in the first place. I wanted to have a space where I can express myself and work on myself and find myself.

So it’s all about ME for a little while, and working out and eating better is a huge part of this.

Nothing wrong with a little me time- at least until the kids get home!

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Do you have a go-to low carb meal I can try? Leave it in the comments! 

Thanks for sponsoring this delicious discussion, Atkins. Get your printable meal plan here! 

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Patty Holliday


Patty is a 40-ish mother of four living in Virginia. A bit geeky, sometimes sarcastic, lover of a candid confession. She's trying to love running, she swears. But much like her marathon, it’s taking a very long time. Ahem. She's searching for the perfect way to balance family, work, travel, and fitness. Perfect defined as high on fun, low on guilt.

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