Sunday FUN DAY!!!
Updated: Apr 18, 2020
This is a post I shared in one of my online exercise support groups - straight talk from me, your friendly neighbourhood instructor/trainer/coach:).
If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s all about planning. Your workouts, your nutrition, EVERYTHING!!
And recall the beginning of the week where I pretty much designated Mondays as THE day to set your self up for fitness success.
So Planning ... for Monday ... equals SUNDAY FUNDAY🙌!!
Now I have no problem with planning my To Do’s Sunday night; it’s part of my daily journaling but meal prep is not my typical favourite.
Because it’s time consuming.
And I’m a soft, delicate flower that requires to be served my every nutrition whim.
Bahahahahaha I couldn’t even hold that in.
But seriously by Sunday I’m pretty tired but man, am I glad when I get my meals prepped and can reap the benefits the next day.
And you will be too when you prepped on Sunday for the week ahead.
So here are some foolproof ways to make Sunday the day you ready yourself for a nutritious week—and life.
How to Do Sunday Prep
1. WASH AND CHOP You’d be surprised how much a dirty bunch of spinach can hold you up by the time you’re done rinsing, spinning, and picking leaves off stems.
Wash and bag all of your greens as well other produce so they’re ready to be thrown in any dish.
I’ve been known to utter death threats when I pull out mink carrots forvye third time that week so variety in your vegetables is the key.
You can also roast veggies in bulk and have them ready alongside the raw ones.
2. STOCK SNACKS You know you’re going to snack or crave snacks so why fight it?
Don’t try ... the snacks always win.
Prep snacks so you can grab them on the go, even if that means just bagging nuts so they’re portable.
3. COOK GRAINS Make big batches of plain quinoa, brown rice, farro, or another healthy grain to keep in the fridge so you have a base for different dishes to assemble throughout the week.
4. PREP PROTEINS Proteins like fish fillets don’t hold up that well, but you can grill chicken, steaks or meal alternatives in advance and store them to add to salads and grain bowls later.
5. PLAN FOR LEFTOVERS This is where I used to tease my husband for making enough spaghetti to feed a small village and now thank him for making one of my meals for me!!
When you’re planning Sunday dinner, think big. Make a lasting dish that’s bound to end up in leftovers, like a big pot of chili, a hearty soup, or a casserole.
6. MAKE BREAKFAST AHEAD. You don’t need the “Most Important Meal of the Day Speech”; you’ve heard it all before.
So prep breakfast ahead of time.
That is all.
There are lots of easy, healthy breakfast options you can make in advance.
Hard boil a dozen eggs, make overnight oats or yogurt parfaits in all different combos.
Lots of ideas out there.
7. SCHEDULE WORKOUTS and PERSONAL TO-DOs.
Schedule workouts into your calendar for the whole week, so they’re locked in like meetings.
You can also choose a few high-priority personal to-dos that need to come off your long list and onto the calendar. That’ll help you keep moving forward each week without feeling overwhelmed.
When you’re done, it’s time to Netflix and chill. After all of that work, you’ve earned it.
Sure, tomorrow’s Monday, but you’ll barely feel the anxiety knowing all of your homework’s done and you’re free to have fun.
I’d love to see what your prep looks like😍!
Post a pic in the COMMENTS!
Interested in a fitness/wellness consultation or have some questions about nutrition and your current fitness program? Join any of my groups online (Facebook) and/or pick up my book, How to be Fit for Life - Eight Proven Steps to Reaching Your Fitness Goals, Getting Results, and Living the Fitness Life for more help with your fitness journey. And please feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have:).