I’m always looking for ways to make my life easier, my day-to-day more efficient, and my general well being strong and healthy. But, I’m also one of those kinds of people that will easily talk myself in or out of things, depending on what my current instant gratification desires are. What does all that mean? It means that if I want to get things done, eat healthy, and get my workouts in, I need to plan ahead!
I’ve already shared with you how I have started making a weekly meal plan, which helps me organize my shopping, cooking, and leftovers. But to take that a step further, what I’ve started doing is keeping breakfast and lunch food at work so that I don’t have to worry about packing and taking food all the time. With cooking dinners, leaving food at home for my work-at-home-hubby, making sure there’s a good variety of food for the baby available throughout the day, and having a general good stock of healthy food around the house, packing up breakfast and lunch every day for my lunch can be the part of the equation that goes out the window when time gets short.
Here’s what I currently have in the work fridge:
– Breakfast – eggs (I poach or scramble them in the micro), sweet potato (microwaved/baked and peeled at home), avocado, tomato. This makes a great little power combo breakfast.
– Lunch – frozen baby shrimp, mixed greens, tomato, avocado, peppers, sunflower seeds. I just thaw the shrimp in the micro and make a terrific salad.
So, now that we’ve gotten the food stuff all planned out, it’s on to the workouts! I have my standard days that I go to CrossFit, and then I workout in the garage a few mornings a week. I always know that I’ll get a great workout in when I go in to the box, but working out by myself at 5am in the chilly garage can be a challenge sometimes! I ALWAYS have a workout planned at least the night before, if not a few days before. I’ve found some great home workouts on Pinterest, Twitter, and in conversations with my CF trainer and box buddies.
Here’s my workout plan for next week:
– Monday – 3 rounds of 20 each deadlifts, OH squats, push press
– Tuesday – 5 rounds of 10 each squats, burpees, pushups, situps
– Wednesday – CrossFit
– Thursday – TBD, will depend on what we’ve done in CF
– Friday – CrossFit
– Saturday – 50 burpees, 50 squats, wall sits
– Sunday – rest
You may notice that I’m a little burpee heavy these days…that’s because I’m doing the FitFluential Burpee Challenge. It started January 28th and the goal is to accomplish 1,000 burpees by February 28th. As burpees are one of my nemesis’, I’m pushing myself to do more of them!!! So far so good, I’m 250 in with a few weeks left!
So, there you have it, plan ahead! Then when you get to the market to do your shopping or to the gym to workout, you don’t have to think about what you’re doing, you already know!