Time to get a new week started! Having a plan keeps me on track and helps me see what I’m eating on any given day, i.e. too many carbs, not enough veggies, etc. I’m a visual person, so charting it out is way better for me!
Planning usually happens Sunday evening and/or Monday morning – I make the plan to be sure that I have healthy meals and a plan for exercising that week, so here it goes:
* Meals courtesy of Susan’s Healthy Gourmet that I’ll be reviewing in a few weeks
The usual suspects for snacks are: cottage cheese with fruit, enlightened yogurt parfaits, hard boiled egg, baby carrots with enlightened black bean dip (recipe’s will be up this week).
Post-Workout Fuel: Horizon’s Organic Chocolate Milk – studies show that chocolate milk has the perfect ratio of protein to carbs for optimal recovery
Working out is just like any other important appointment: schedule it in, get there on time, give it your best. If we don’t have a plan, we won’t get it done. period. Even when I don’t actually have it written out, I always have a plan in mind on what I’m going to do each week. If I ever ask myself, “am I working out today?” Most of the time I’ll talk myself out of it. So here it is, my sweat plan for the week:
I like to get a little “mini” workout in every morning. It always varies week by week, it’s always short unless it’s my main workout for the day, and I love getting those endorphins in to get my day started. Now let me get one thing clear – I hate waking up early to do it! There’s never a day that I appreciate the earlier wake-up call to get a workout in…but I always feel better once it’s done 🙂 I find that the days I do these mini workouts, I make smarter choices throughout the day. I’ll stay away from the donuts at the meeting and choose my healthy snack option mostly because I feel good and don’t want to “mess up” what I’ve already accomplished in my day.
There it is – a great start to my week! And remember:Do you plan meals and/or workouts for the week? Yup! What’s your favorite go-to sweat session? Convention center stairs by my house with a short run tacked on, love it! Are you an early bird or night owl when it comes to working out? A little bit of both