Hello to another week!
Today marks the first round of midterms for me, and while studying this weekend, my stress rose by a ten-fold. How can I manage to stay on track in the midst of studying for exams?
I have found that utilizing Sundays for planning and organizing is a great way to meet all of your obligations while being accountable for your fitness goals. Here are some of the tools I use throughout the week to ensure I am sticking to my plan.
Every Sunday, I sit down at my desk and tackle the what, when, and how questions regarding food and lifting. What muscle group am I working and when? What meals am I making, and how am I packing them for class? What cardio am I doing and when?
Every. Sunday. Of. My. Life.
Is it tedious? Of course. However, it relieves my stress because I know exactly what I am eating and working out each day. In a sense, it makes me treat my workouts like appointments. In doing so, I can be confident I won’t skip the gym. Likewise, my meals become simplified, and I don’t have to think twice about grabbing a snack or trying to decide what to make for dinner at eight o’ clock at night.
This app is a lifesaver. I actually plan my grocery list based on MyFitness Pal. I enter the foods I want and see how my calorie intake and macros look each day. Once I finalize my list, I copy the meals to each day. I use this as a tentative meal plan, so I know exactly what to pack and prep the night before each day.
I weigh myself every morning and record my weight just to see how I am doing in terms of maintaining. While I do not have a specific goal right now, I think it is helpful to weigh everyday because I can put a concrete number with how I feel each day. I can then use this number to judge where my metabolism is and whether I need to adjust my calories.
I use Vanity Planet’s Digital Scale and Body Analyzer. You can view it here! https://www.vanityplanet.com/products/body-analyzer1
How do you keep yourself accountable to meet your goals?