I know this about myself; when I take time to plan, I’m successful. So every weekend I aim to accomplish these three tasks:
- Plan Dinners for the Week – I am our family’s shopper and chef (for plant-based and omni-eaters), so it’s helpful to figure out what I’ll be making and what I’ll be re-purposing (otherwise known as leftovers), and the nights that we might eat out. I also try a new recipe each week, but in full disclosure, that doesn’t always happen. When I’m done with the menu, I tape it to the fridge so the family knows what we’re having.
- Food Prep – I don’t prep meals for the week or divvy up my salads or lunches into cute little containers, but I make a lot of food that can be “assembled” easily. My prep usually includes rice, beans, potatoes, grilled veggies, a salad, or soup/stew. On a busy weekend, if I can get the rice, potatoes, and soup made, I’ll call it a success!
- Schedule Workouts – I run on Tue, Thur, and Sun, so I put those in my calendar. I also have a Peloton which allows me to pick classes and schedule them for the week. If you have a Peloton, I highly encourage you to try this feature out. When I’m done scheduling, I write it in my calendar.
If you are struggling with staying on track with your workouts, with meal planning or food prep, try out one of the tips above or drop me a note. I’m happy to help.
Now go run!
ACE Certified Personal Trainer (since 2011)
PN Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach