We're 18 days away from the launch of my first-ever meal prep cookbook, Prep For Success and I can hardly believe it! If you've been following my IG stories, you'll know that I finally got my book proof in the mail. Once I review it, this book will be approved to be sold in both DIGITAL & PAPERBACK copies on Amazon!! (Like actually, I'm freaking!!)
To everyone who has already preordered your copy - I've already said it a billion times, but I can't thank you all enough. Your support means the world to me!
And, since it's been over 6 months of experimenting, testing, photographing, editing, writing, proofreading & MORE, I wanted to share the top 6 things I've learned from writing my own cookbook that can be applied to your own fitness journey:
1. IT'S GOING TO TAKE LONGER THAN YOU THINK IT WILL.
I started this cookbook as a little project that I thought would take me a couple of months, maximum. But, like all good things, they're definitely worth the wait.
2. DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF YOUR 'WHY'.
There were definitely moments throughout this process where I wondered whether making this book was worth my time, but I had to keep reminding myself WHY it was so important. This happens with everything - your fitness journey, a course you want to take, a new job - but, having a clear "why" will steer you back on course when the going gets tough.
3. YOUR GOALS WILL CHANGE.
The goals I had for this book at the start were no longer the goals I had at the finish line. As you evolve through any journey worth the work (like achieving your goal weight, getting fit, or writing a cookbook!), you'll find yourself focusing down on only what's TRULY important instead of on all the little things.
4. HAVE A PLAN TO FOLLOW, OR IT'LL NEVER GET DONE.
Eventually, I had to create a separate calendar for my cookbook work and set aside a day or two per week that was devoted to research, recipe creation, photography, editing and writing. If I didn't have a plan set in place, this cookbook would have never been accomplished. And the same goes for your fitness journey! Without a plan, you won't be able to achieve your goals.
5. HAVE FUN WITH IT.
All of the recipes in this cookbook are ones that I genuinely had fun making and required zero fuss. Just like finding a workout you like, you gotta find the topics you like, too!
6. DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT.
Looking back, there are a lot of things I could've changed about the photography, writing style, etc, but getting it done, imperfectly, is better than not doing it at all. (Just like doing a mediocre workout is better than skipping one!)
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With love and wellness,