I’ll be the first to admit that starting something brand new, or relatively new, on a Monday can be really hard without some prior planning.
And we all start new goals … on a Monday.
If we’re being totally straight up about things, Monday is hard enough without adding in any new eating or workout program.
It’s generally the start of the work week for many of us – which translates into being one of our busiest days.
And there’s just something about the week that tends to follow a pattern. We wake up, we rush out of the door, we work all day, we come home, cook some dinner, clean up, and hit the sack. Now, of course, there are added things in some people’s lives (kids, 2nd jobs, volunteering, committees, etc.), but this general outline of a weekday fits for most people.
We barely have time to think – let alone plan out our new healthy life.
That’s the magic of Sundays
For most of us, Sunday serves as a day of relative calmness. Now I’m not saying that your Sunday is filled with laying on the couch and reading a few good books while sipping on your favorite tea … wouldn’t that just be a dream?
Sunday has commitments, too. But for most of us it is Sunday that serves as the slowest day of the week, and that is why Sunday is the perfect day to plan your week.
Whether you’re piecing your own healthy living plan together from magazine articles and random Internet programs or following one of my programs, Sunday is the perfect day to spend a bit of time and focus in on you.
Here Are 3 Things I Recommend You Do Every Sunday
- Connect to your goals for the week. Whether you’re just starting a new plan or have been doing it for a while, one thing remains constant – your goals must be physically stated. Think of your goals as a lighthouse. When the sea is throwing your boat all over the place – you always have a guide to reach shore safely. Knowing what your goal is AND knowing how to measure it is critical to actually reaching your goal.
- Spend some time doing meal prep. Nothing is worse than coming home Monday night and realizing that you have to wash and chop a bunch of veggies. So one way to increase the chances of sticking to your program is to do some prep work. Wash and cut all veggies, make a crock pot meal that will serve as a healthy meal several times over during the week, and plan out your weekly menu and go grocery shopping so that you have what you need on hand.
- Schedule your workouts. Whether you like to workout at the same time each day or mix it up… make sure your workouts are actually in your calendar. Schedule it just like you would a work meeting or parent teacher conference. Leaving your workout up to chance is code for not meeting your goals.
Sunday is a time for reflection for so many of us. Be sure part of that time is focusing on you and your goals for living a full and healthy life.
Need some help? Visit SiouxFallsCompleteFitness.com to schedule your free consultation with us. We’ll work out a plan to reach your goals – no matter what day it is – and ensure that you’re focusing on what matters and leaving the rest of the confusing stuff behind.