As part of my goal to redefine my wellness, I am getting back into the habit of writing out a weekly plan and creating goals for the week ahead. I’m not planning everything out like I did years ago, but I do find it helpful to plan out my workouts and some of my meals for the week. I also took some time to prepare for the week ahead yesterday, which is one of the habits I am trying to be more consistent in. I also switched my weigh-in to Monday mornings and was really happy with my weigh-in this morning. I worked really hard to stay on track this weekend and to track everything.
I am all set to make eggs and veggies sausage patties, smoothies, and/or oatmeal for breakfast this week. My goal is to eat breakfast every day, making time for it on my busy mornings. For the days when I’m not hungry, I am going to make a smoothie for my commute and will have oatmeal on hand at work if I’m still hungry.
I prepped sweet potatoes and quinoa yesterday and plan to use one of those two as the base of my lunch each day. I will then top the sweet potatoes or quinoa with a protein and lots of veggies! I have chicken sausage, grilled chicken, and turkey meatballs on the protein front and then cherry tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and bell peppers in my veggie drawer. Quick, easy, and filling lunches are my goal this week.
Dinners are always my toughest meal of the day, mainly because I’m tired after the work day and struggle to think through what to make quickly for the family. I am definitely working to find easier/healthier dinners to make my family after work each night. For this week, I have chicken breast and ground beef defrosted for the week ahead, so I plan on cooking something Monday night and Wednesday night and then eating leftovers on Tuesday and Thursday nights when I work late. I am focused on a protein and veggies for dinners and then will add a starch/carbs if I have Points left.
Monday – Orange Theory
Tuesday – Walk at work over lunch/active rest
Wednesday – Workout at work gym
Thursday – Walk at work over lunch/active rest
Friday – Orange Theory
Saturday – Morning workout
Sunday – Rest day
Goals for the Week
- Track everything I eat
- Eat breakfast each day
- Bring protein packed snacks to work for my commute home
- Enjoy my workouts
- Get to bed on time!!
- Leave work on time and leave work at work