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Introducing SQUATgoals! Our newest column on health and fitness.

I think some of the reason why we decided on this was because I have been doing a ton of squats (new favorite is pulsing squats) and let’s face it, what is the point of fitness if you don’t have any goals? And apparently, a cheesy name to go with it.

For myself, I have been really working on rediscovering myself after many years of starting and then going back to old habits. I used to be very adventurous and active. In a way I still am, but not nearly as much as I used to be.

The first step on my lifestyle change was eating better and more consistently. For the past month, I have been meal prepping. My IG tag for my meal prep is #CCmealprep. It’s fun seeing the work done. I don’t tire of simple food that much. I find little flavor tweaks that keep me satisfied. This meal below had sesame oil mixed with the broccoli. It was amazing. (FYI, I’m currently compiling menus and will be posting them on the site soon.)

Meal Prep

I prep anywhere from 6-12 meals at a time, 2 to 3 times a week. I try to time finishing meals with my Saturday being free for a cheat day. I DO NOT COUNT ANYTHING ON CHEAT DAY.

A typical day goes like this:
Breakfast: banana with granola; coffee with milk and sugar
Lunch: meal prep
Snack: apple and/or coffee with milk and sugar
Dinner: meal prep
Snack: apple and/or greek yogurt with granola (or a Chobani flip)
After workout: meal prep
Beverage: 6 cups minimum of water or unsweetened tea

This has worked best for me right now. I have consistently lost weight over the last month and my body is slowly, but surely feeling a lot better.

It feels pretty great to eat well and be able to share it.

[highlight]Now do 3 sets of pulsing squats with 10 squats in between each one! Get to it![/highlight]

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