Preparing for the week

I don’t know about you- but I am so, so, so thankful for this extra day this weekend. I totally needed every ounce of this day to get ready for this upcoming week. Last week was just crazy learning my new routine and schedule and all of it without working at the gym because of shut down week for maintenance. Adding that into my week again means planning ahead has now become my best friend.

Have I mentioned before that I’m a go with the flow, laid back, as opposite of Type-A personality, person as you can get? Planning can sometimes be hard for me- but with how my schedule is I have to do it or I’ll probably lose my mind.

First for this month I made a schedule of all my work schedules (that I know of) and practice and game times for Field Hockey. It was seriously time consuming putting together 3 schedules BUT I can now put it all together and actually make sense of it. Sweet.

Organization people! Blue = school job, yellow = Field hockey Red = gym job

So, that was one step in making my weeks easier to follow along with…I’ll also have to make sure I schedule in my times for working out. I’ve decided that since at times I’ll be working at my gym at night I will just stay and do my workouts then. No sense in going in twice when gas prices are the way they are… (ugh).

One last huge thing to me that definitely has to be planned out is for FOOD! My most favorite thing…

Sunday has become a major food prep day. I got to the grocery store today and got a ton of fruit to bring…grapes have been super convenient!


I cooked chicken breasts for salads

And got lettuce, carrots and green peppers cut up… and then I bought a lot of peanut butter of course :) oh and hardboiled eggs are a plus!


I’ve been eating a lot at my lunch time because most of the time it has to hold me over until after practice is over. I’m not that upset about eating a ton :)

These are thing things that help me get ready for the week…mostly so that I don’t feel like ripping my hair out because I didn’t get my lunch already packed and also so I try and stay on the healthy train and don’t make bad choices because they’re so much more convenient (cause they so are!). I mean, of course, I usually throw in a dark chocolate square because it’s necessary :)

  • Do you plan ahead for your weeks or is go with the flow through the week?
  • Do you meal prep on the weekends?

18 thoughts on “Preparing for the week

  1. jessielovestorun

    so glad you’ve figured it all out, and got yourself a little schedule to follow. I’m really into planning. I plan our dinners out before grocery shopping for the next 2 weeks, and every night i’ll plan out my other two meals & snacks for the day. It’s kinda bad, but oh well.. it works for me :)

  2. Alexandra

    I’m jealous of your prepping skills, it looks like you have a great system! I usually cook everything on Sunday since I’m too lazy and too busy during the week haha ;)

  3. kaitwatts

    We meal plan before grocery shopping because otherwise we spend way too much on groceries throughout the week. It helps immensely. Plus, I’m never left wondering what to eat and then eat something bad.

  4. Life After Swimming

    I am so thankful for the day off we had yesterday, too. It was nice to have a day with nothing really going on at all! And way to go with that schedule of yours…I could probably really use something like that!

  5. Jenna

    I really love all of your preparation and organization! I always have to plan ahead and pre prepare for everything too! You’re a very smart girlie!! Spa love!

  6. Megan@ Run Like a Grl

    I should definitely do more of this! I don’t plan meals ahead of time and end up eating garbage. Hard boiled eggs are the best for a quick breakfast.. I should do that again!


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