Having good intentions for the week yet to come is a great start for having a healthy week. Turning that into a reality is another thing completely. Planning is key to sticking to your health goals or intentions so here are my top five tips for planning a healthy week:
Ensuring you have all the healthy options in your fridge is the first step to having a healthy week. If you know you have loads of fresh fruit and vegetables and protein to choose from, then you are less likely to order a takeaway. I’m using Farmdrop this week – which arrived this morning. It’s a one stop shop where I can buy all my organic produce straight from the farm including fish, eggs and meat. I’ve already cooked breakfast and the produce is AMAZING. It’s fresh, tasty and they promise to deliver your groceries no longer than 19 hours after leaving the farm. That’s a huge difference than an average 109 hours when you shop in a supermarket. Use my link to add £40 credit to your first shop (I’ll get £40 added to mine too).
Food prep is not only for body builders or people looking to gain/lose weight. Cooking up a whole lot of baked veges and a pot of quinoa is a great way to have some ready to go meals in minutes. I can use quinoa for a breakfast pot or add it to a salad to give me more energy. Give it a go!
I love planning my week ahead by booking all my workouts using Classpass. Then I know they are locked in and I am more than likely not to skip one. If you are looking to try Classpass, you can use my link to get £30 off your first month (I’ll receive £30 if you sign up). Getting those gym dates in the diary will prioritise your health and put your social engagements second.
Planning a “healthy” catch up with a friend can help to avoid those after work wines. I love working out with a friend and then grabbing a smoothie after and you will definiately feel better for it.
Last but not least, don’t over book your time. Lack of time can lead to feeling rushed, tired and stressed. And when we feel like this, we are more likely to reach for some emergency chocolate or a bag of crisps. Book in some “you time” to ensure you are looking after your mind, body and soul. It may be a long soak in bath, a massage or an hour or two reading a book. Self care is so important to me that I schedule it my diary each week. And you can never have enough – book in as much as possible and don’t feel guilty!
Now it’s all good and well to stick to the rules all week but I am all about balance. Make sure you reward yourself at the end of the week with a glass a wine or your favourite treat.
I’d love to hear your favourite tips on having a healthy week? Leave me a comment below.