I know, such a catchy title right?? Who doesn't click the link for a routine blog immediately!?
Sure, it sounds super boring, I get it. But it can also be a ton of fun, in my opinion.
Routines are really important in business, but also extremely important in busy lives. For example, the systems here at GLCF are pretty young, but they're here to give members the best experience every single time they walk in the doors.
Could your life benefit from a few systems? I know we have some pretty spectacular people here, but most definitely. And it's worth talking about them as the kids are going back to schools, the summer's coming to a close, and we settle into a routine from now until Thanksgiving.
Now's the time to dial in some routines that will help you accomplish your health and fitness goals. Here are a few examples for nutrition:
- Make a commitment to add healthy items to the grocery list as soon as you notice you're running low, not when you're sprinting out the door to shop
- Plan to go grocery shopping every week on the same day at the same time (or close to it)
- Put your "fun food" nights on a schedule - to have something to look forward to, and you'll be less likely to grab the easy pizza meal three nights in a row
- Get up at the same time every day to make yourself your lunch
- Whatever meal you cook on Sunday, make a few extra helpings and use those for some meals throughout the week. This is an easier start to full scale meal prepping.
For your fitness routines, here are also some good ones:
- Book your workouts out a month in advance. Coordinate with the spouse or partner, and put it on a calendar on the fridge. Let everyone know that's when you're taking time for yourself (and it will keep you accountable!)
- Do laundry - especially gym clothes - on a schedule so you always have clean stuff ready to go
- Put a bag with extra gym clothes and shoes in the car just in case you ever forget your stuff
- Log your workouts and results!!!!!
- Keep track of your goals and your progression towards them
- Book a goal review session with your coach!
All these things seem pretty simple, but they'll have a great effect. Healthy habits are like compounding interest: They'll help you build a huge amount of momentum, and it keeps things expected and reduces the number of decisions you need to make throughout the day, so you can spend more mental effort on being the best version of you.
So take a minute and do some planning for success this fall. Plan out the next week, then set a calendar reminder to do the same thing the week after. When you get into a rhythm, plan out two weeks or even a month. You'll be amazed at what happens.
If you want to talk to a coach about how we can help you on your way, book a free intro here!