Monday’s are rough. You get thrown into a week of work, responsibility and stress. As soon as Sunday rolls around I start dreading the week ahead. Lately I have really found that taking an hour or two to plan and prep for my week makes a world of difference in the way I eat and in the attitude I have.
Sitting down and planning meals can seem kind of tedious at times but I find it really does make a big difference. Not only does it help cut down extra cost at the grocery store (no more mindless purchases) it also helps to streamline things when I’m in a rush. I don’t like to get overly specific with what I plan, mainly putting my focus onto dinners. What I eat at breakfast is usually a combo of a few core meals I rotate through. There are a few days where I don’t want to eat what I had planned but that tends to b a pretty easy fix. I’ll change up the protein or throw in a different vegetable and my tastebuds are satisfied yet again. Whatever I make for dinner is typically turned into a small meal for lunch the next day. It makes it super easy!
One other thing I like to do before the week starts is write my workouts on a calendar. Once I complete a workout I cross it off and continue on to the next day. There is something satisfying about seeing a whole bunch of accomplished workouts on a calendar. It helps keep my focused.
Monday mornings are important for me. They set the tone for the whole week and a few little steps help me ensure I’ll have a healthy and a happy week.
Do you have any rituals you do on Sunday to help set up a strong week?