Monday Prep and Plan for Healthy Living
I believe prepping and planning for healthy living is a huge component in making it part of your daily life. Taking a day each week to food prep will save time and money, and having a plan for healthy living will help make your goals attainable. Every Monday I will feature how I food prep each weekend before the work week, as well as my plan for healthy living for the week. Alright guys, it has been a couple weeks since the last prep and plan post, so I think it is time for another one! I am enjoying doing these every other week or so, what do you think?! Just in case you were wondering...I still do weekly food prep and meal plan EVERY week, I just thought I would keep the posts every other week so that I could have more time to discuss other nutrition/healthy living topics.
Today we are going to go through my plan for the next two weeks, which will lead up to when Nick and I head to Memphis for a wedding weekend. Cannot wait to watch to our best friends get married!
Food prep this week:
-Roasted sweet potatoes
-Grilled chicken breasts
-Roasted Brussels sprouts and roasted bell peppers
-Homemade BBQ sauce
-Cut up bell peppers
Anticipated food prep for next Sunday:
-Recipe testing: paleo fudge, pineapple and chicken skewers
-Also: whole roasted chicken, energy bites or bars, protein pancake bake
Meal Plan for this week:
Monday: Leftovers from Sunday
Tuesday: Egg hash (with leftover potatoes from Saturday)
Wednesday: use up leftovers in the house
Thursday-Sunday: out of town in Memphis!
Exercise plan for the week:
Monday- Gym before work (deadlifts/back/biceps) and hot cardio flow yoga
Wednesday- Gym before work (leg day)
Thursday- Gym before work (shoulder/chest/triceps)
Friday- Circuit workout at home
Saturday- Circuit workout at home
Sunday- active rest- long walk with Porter and yoga
Monday- Gym before work and hot cardio flow yoga
Tuesday- Hot power yoga or barre
Wednesday- Gym before work
Thursday-Sunday- dependent on how I feel, if I can fit an exercise in!
I am going to try to exercise at least once when in Memphis, but if I cannot find the time to workout, I am not going to worry about it. I am too excited to spend time with close friends, and do not want to take time away from being with them just to work out. Memories > Exercise.
Sleep and mental health plan for the week:
I am averaging 7.5 hours of sleep a night, I really want to start getting a solid 8 hours and improve my sleep quality (my main issue) I am actively working on changing this for myself, and have loved using the Sleep Cycle app to track my sleeping patterns.
Same goals with meditation this week, start with a few minutes of silent meditation and end the night with guided meditations. I did okay with this goal last week, and would like to improve it this week. I follow my sister's guided meditations. You can find more Kat on her Bringing Balance Back series here on the blog or at her website.