Preparation is always the key to success, so it’s no surprise that it applies in the gym and in the kitchen too. Here are my top 3 tips for preparing yourself to succeed in your workouts and nutrition plan.
Prepare your meals for the week in advance
Not only does prepping your meals in advance save a large chunk of change, it also ensures that you are eating a meal that can help you stay on track with your nutrition plan. Take some time on Sunday, get yourself some reusable containers, and create some interesting and healthy meals. Starting with prepping just one of your meals (lunch maybe) is a great start. A recurring meal in my rotation is rice, roasted (or air fried) chicken breasts with a veggie such as broccoli or asparagus. If you know what your caloric and macro requirements are, you can weigh and measure to fit your macros. If you do not know what your macros should be, there are a lot of resources available on the internet that may get you close. If you’re interested in a more accurate macro calculation and personalized nutrition program, you can sign up for one of my plans by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It may seem a little daunting at first but knowing what and how much to eat will change your health for the better.
Prepare your workout gear in advance
Having your gym bag and clothing for your workout is a great motivator. You’ll have to walk past it regularly – that alone can encourage the ‘go to the gym’. If you’re a morning workout person, have your preworkout supplements ready too. I keep bag, clothing, shoes and preworkout in my bathroom along with my car keys so I can just roll out of bed and not worry about where my leggings are or where I put my shake bottle. It’s all about making it easier. Having to find things, especially first thing in the morning, can be a major downer if you’re not a morning person and can make it a little too easy to roll over and go back to sleep.
Prepare your clothing for work in advance.
For me, this saves a ton of time. If I pull together a couple of outfits (so a lady has some choices), the night before, it takes away the sorting through my closet trying to decide if I want to wear red shoes and what shirt will go with what pants/skirt. Sometimes if I feeling a little extra froggish, I’ll pull together enough outfits for the week on Sunday evening, so I can just grab and go!
Anything you can do in advance to make your morning/day go smoother is a step towards a successful day. Less to stress about, less decisions to make in the morning. A little preparation that gives me some extra time in the morning to sit and enjoy my coffee and my family.