If I was asked to provide the TOP TIP towards success in achieving any health and fitness goal, it would be THIS! Plan your nutrition and exercise for every single week. Without any pre-planning, it simply leaves our “wish” to be healthy open to chance, circumstances, and day to day changes in life demands. Why do this? Do you want to leave your health open to chance?
My biggest health tip towards success in your health and fitness goals is to plan ahead every single week to be sure you have a healthy week!! As humans, if we don’t plan, it increases the likelihood of slip-ups, failure or moving away from instead of toward our goals! You know as well as I do, the moment we stop thinking about being healthy, then we go off course!
My advice is to find a day each week that works to plan your calendar for the week….the type of workouts and when, some idea of what your meals will be composed of and what healthy snacks you will have readily available.
I find Sundays are the best day for me to do planning. I prepare ziplock bags of mixed raw nuts and seeds (each 1/3 cup total), pre-cook some proteins for the week (chicken, fish, turkey, chili, meatballs etc), be sure my cupboards and fridge contain only healthy snacks, and plan out when I will do my workouts, be sure I have plenty of 0% plain greek yogurt on hand and also a supply of frozen veggies. (I often will use frozen, since fresh go bad so fast, and we often don’t know how long the “fresh” veggies have been sitting in a box losing their nutritional value). On a week that I plan on doing a lot of running, I will bake either quinoa or brown rice to have ready for the week as well.
The other way that I ensure daily success, is to pack a cooler for every day containing all of my meals and snacks…yup, if I get hungry on the road and run out of food….WATCH OUT drive thrus! It truly is about being prepared and planning ahead. If you dedicate to this one thing, success in health and fitness is far more likely! 🙂
What do you do to plan ahead to be sure that you and your family have a healthy week? I would love to hear some other ideas!
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