As a Capricorn, I am generally very organised and like things to be ordered (and get a bit antsy when they are not!). And that’s the same when it comes to my health.
If I don’t plan my food and exercise in advance it can go out the window, and I go into total overwhelm mode, so I stick to a pretty standard daily routine to keep me on track which is tweaked at weekends.
**This post probably isn’t for those of you that thrive at flying by the seat of your pants, like the aquarians and pisceans out there**
6-7am – Get up and have a glass of tepid water with lemon and apple cider vinegar to kickstart my digestion
7.30am Protein smoothie of spinach, banana, flaxseed and protein powder (if I’ve done a morning workout)
8am – Get kids breakfast and run round trying to get them to hurry up and ensure they have everything they need for school
9am – Back from school run, time for a proper coffee and some breakfast, which is usually homemade muesli and greek yoghurt or some kind of eggs
9.15am – Journalling to brain-dump all the stuff I need to get out of my head, and set me up for a positive day
12pm – Glass of water and some fruit with a handful of nuts for a snack
1.30pm – Lunch (away from my desk) of some homemade soup, eggs if not had for breakfast or a baked sweet potato with salad
4pm – Snack with the kids after school. Usually some hummus with salad veg, fruit or a protein ball
7.30pm – Protein smoothie, if I’ve done an evening workout
8.30pm – Dinner, usually fish and veg, a stew or casserole, curry or stirfry
10.30pm – Bedtime (I aim to get 8 hours sleep, I like my sleep alot!)
Mon 7pm – Kettlebells
Tuesday 6.30am – HiiT session
Wednesday – REST DAY
Thursday 6.30am – HiiT session
Friday 7pm – Kettlebells
Sat / Sun – Family exercise such as a long walk, bike ride, swimming or ice skating.
Of course, there is most often a glass or 2 of red wine and some chocolate thrown in throughout the week but having a general rule of thumb really does help you to stay on track. Plus it’s much less stressful and time consuming when you have a plan!
If you’re ready to take the step further, Sunday nights I tend to sit down when the kids are in bed and plan my week for work, and also take the time to plan my meals and schedule in exercise time plus a little bit of time just for me (hello coconut milk latte!). Just taking that half hour, can make my week that little bit easier, and when you have your own business and 2 little ones to organise, that really matters.
Do you have a daily routine or think you’d benefit from having one? I’d love you to share in the comments below.