Every Sunday I sit and plan, organize and set goals for the week!
Planning: Sundays are my grocery shopping days which runs right into meal prep.
Food: Before I go to the store I set my diet for the week. Each day I have an hour to hour list of food I’ll be eating. Typically Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday I eat the same things. For example, every other day I’ll have chicken for lunch (M/W) and then ill have ground turkey (T/Th).
This way I’m not eating the same thing every day and I’m less likely to get sick of my healthy eating regimen. Then depending on how I’m feeling I mix it up week to week.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday are a little more relaxed because I’m home all day to cook.
Planning what I’m eating 4 days a week down to the hour helps me determine what I need to get at the store and in what quantities. It’s good to determine the number of calories you need to take in each day and how many of those calories come from fruits/veggies/proteins/carbs.
After my meals and snacks are written down for the week I hit the store and prep everything like this example:
Workout: Every Sunday I plan my workouts for the week.
It’s also good to set a time of day you’re going to workout. This will put you in the mindset at the beginning of the week that you’re either getting your put out of bed at 6 am or throwing your Nikes on right on after work without hesitation.
Consistency is key. Make it a habit and it will start to come naturally.
Organize: I don’t even think about it any more I just do it.
I pack my backpack with organized papers and binders for my Monday. For you this may consist of packing your purse with the essentials or putting the correct papers in your brief case.
I do anything I can to make my Monday a smooth start to the week.
What do I want to accomplish this week? What do I need to get done?
I wouldn’t be as productive and motivated if I didn’t have my list of to-do’s and my goals written out for the week. Goals for both school/work and fitness.
Mind set: If you start the week with thoughts like “Damn its Monday” Or “I hate Mondays” or “that weekend wasn’t long enough” … Yah you’re going to have a crummy day! Even if it doesn’t feel totally negative rolling off your tongue, it doesn’t have positive vibes flowing through your energy systems and its going to ensure you’re Monday really sucks.
Set your mind to thinking, okay tomorrow’s Monday, another day to kick butt, power through and make shit happen!
I guarantee starting your week off with that in mind will make it a productive well spent week!