The weekly ritual is one of the most important take-aways I’ve learned from habits-based coaching. It is often one of the biggest factors in whether I (or my nutrition clients) succeed in the upcoming week when it comes to making healthy choices consistently.
This is what my Sunday night version looks like, as I try my best to “walk the talk” as a fitness and nutrition coach.
“Selective Willpower” + Supportive Environments + Healthy Routines = #SUCCESS
Each Sunday I make up a weekly healthy Snack Bucket that I bring to my work fridge on
Monday morning filled with:
• mixed nuts + seeds
• yogurt or cheese
• homemade bars from my local Farmers Market
• hard boiled eggs
…basically a mix of healthy(ish) options to grab at work that varies seasonally and works for my body and eating schedule.
I also pick out 5 work outfits, place them in a portable laundry bin, and set a week’s worth of clothing by the front door.
Each Monday morning, I pack my snack bucket, toss it in the laundry bin, and head to the gym (also my place of work) with everything I need to be successful for the week.
I’m lucky to train at MOEfit on my own schedule every day, and my office is located right inside. (Best commute ever!)
All of my gym clothes get unpacked into their own little cubbie in a spare closet at the gym, so all I have to do each morning is throw on some workout clothes, head to the gym, and I’ve already breezed through the step of deciding what to wear and what to eat by taking care of that on Sunday night (less decision fatigue).
Feel free to make this tip with your own, ignore if this doesn’t jive with your own approach to self-care and healthy living, and I hope this example might inspire some of you to think about getting your own Healthy Snack Bucket ready and work clothes picked out as you head into your next week.
I can guarantee after years of doing this that it increases efficiency, decreases decision fatigue, and ensures that you’re set up for a great week of positive self-care habits.
Here are three great recipes to consider for the coming week!!
Recipe: Chunky Greek Salad
Garlic Parmesan Broccoli & Cauliflower
Carrot Ginger Soup