Though some of us like to do intense workouts on the weekends, for many people, Saturday and Sunday are a time for relaxing and getting out of your fitness routine. It's important to start off Monday on the right foot, so you're on the right track all week. Here are my suggestions for things you can do Sunday night to make sure you're back on track for a healthy Monday morning.
- Wash Your Workout Clothes - Load up the washer or head to the laundromat and make sure you have plenty of fresh workout clothes to fill your gym bag for the week.
- Plan a Menu For the Week - To keep yourself from making unhealthy eating choices, sketch out what you plan to eat for dinner all week and head to the grocery store to shop for the ingredients. There's no shame in cooking just two or three times and eating leftovers the other nights.
- Roast Veggies For the Week - On Sunday night, fire up the oven and roast a dish of vegetables, like carrots and squash, that you can add to salads and entrees for the week's meals. The farmers markets are full of root vegetables right now, perfect for roasting.
- Chop a Bunch of Veggies - In addition, wash and chop some veggies you can eat raw for snacks throughout the week, such as carrots, celery, and cherry tomatoes.
- Make a Workout Schedule - Look over your calendar and decide when you are going to workout this week, what types of exercises and classes you might try, and who you'll workout with.
- Spin Some Salad - Wash and dry some lettuce in your salad spinner so that it's easy to make salads for dinner and lunch all week.
- Make a New Workout Mix - Buy some new songs to freshen up your iPod, or just add some new tracks to your usual mix. New music is a great motivator.
- Pack a Lunch - On Sunday night, pack your lunch for Monday. It's cheaper than eating out and usually healthier too. Don't forget the eco-friendly containers.
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