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Prep On Sunday



On Sundays, I devote that day to prepping all of my meals for the week, such as, chopping fresh veggies and putting them in containers; seasoning meat/fish for the week and also ironing all my outfits that I plan to wear to work. I set up my daily gym routines on a weekly calendar. This way, during my hectic work week, I make NO EXCUSES to not follow through with my workout commitment.

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  • I prep most of my veggies that I will be using for the week. It's easy to have them all cut and in baggies or containers.
    To have your onions, peppers, ready to go makes it easier if you decide to add to a dish .
    I have a rack in my bedroom, I hang my clothes I plan on waring for the next day. I know exactly how everything will look and if it's in the condition it should be. That way I have time to make changes and am not frazzled in the morning.
    When I come back from the gym, I take out the dirty clothes and put fresh ones in.
    I do keep a locker at the gym with extra undies , swim suit, and gym clothes, just in case I have forgot anything.
    Just a little planning can make your life less hectic.
    If I don't plan as I do my day seems out of sync.
    After all I worked as an efficiency expert for major corporation for years.. Guess it just comes naturally. - by TUBLADY
  • we've been doing the same thing except on Saturday's. Sunday is family day. We force the kids to play with us. - by FMNEWTON_COX
  • I do this exact same thing. Some people that I work with think that I am crazy. But life is hectic enough and being well prepared helps me face my work week with a better outllook! It has helped me keep on track! At first it seems really time consuming but the more you do it, the better you get at it! - by SHAWNY2
  • When you work, you have to do this or your life is chaos. - by LYNCHD05
    You are very motivated! - by SHANNONY84
  • What a wonderful suggestion. Thank for sharing. - by SFREY217
  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
  • It's hard to get organized like this in the beginning, but eventually you get in to the habit or routine of doing it - by CECELW
  • ditto - by BKLYNDIVA
  • Planning is key to removing stress from our lives. emoticon - by DURANGOREDDOG
  • I need to be better about planning ahead. I'm not very good at planning period! Lol I know it would help me a bunch to have meals and snacks planned and have some of the prep work done ahead of time though. I am going to try this for this week! Thanks! emoticon - by 330KKD
  • I did this for years, when my kids were younger, and when I worked.
    But it really is a great idea.

    Now Sunday is just my weekly PLAN Day...I check grocery ads,coupons, make a weeks meals menu, and then a shopping list.
    It really helps to keep me accountable. I need a plan!

    Thanks for the reminder! emoticon - by PYNETREE
  • I LOVE this idea!!! I'm always so tired by the time I get home from work that it's easier to stop for take-out or fast food which totally throws off my diet. Going to start this weekend!!!! emoticon - by TINKSTREASURES
  • Great idea! - by BARBALVA
  • Great idea! I find that prepping on Sunday leads to a more successful week too. - by ROBB1N
    need to start this - by LCRUMLEY81
    I organize my food for the week on Sunday evening, make soup for my lunch for the week ahead, sauces for my dinners and prep the fruit for my breakfasts. I also chop & pack veg so that i just have to pick from them at dinner time. i find this a much easier way to ensure to include veg in my dinners, chopping and cooking takes much too long emoticon - by MRSBRADY20
  • Great idea. Sounds like you got it all together. emoticon - by MSBATMAN
    Great to hear that other people use the strategy of planning ahead. It does make a difference. I make up a huge salad and separate it into 4 or 5 air tight storage containers for quick lunches. As long as I use fresh ingredients they never go bad on me. It is great when I am hungry and can just grab an amazing salad out of the fridge. Plus if you must dirty your cutting board, knives, dishes etc. for one salad, why not make 5 salads and wash the dishes only once, right? emoticon - by MARGORIEHELIE
    Yep. Gonna get back into these excellent habits. Thanks for the timely reminders. :c) - by NIMUAE
  • Great tips. - by LUNA_IS_MY_HERO
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • I need 2 start doing this again. With my new job I stopped looking out 4 me, but this reminds me of what I've 4gotten. - by AISHAH001
  • I spent like three hours ironing today. But.... it had been building up for a few weeks.
  • I'm off on Mondays so I prepare my fruits for the week, cook two types of meats, and make a big pot of veggies. Every 2-3 weeks I clean a big batch of chicken season it and then freeze it in ziplock bags. I pull out as I need it. - by SUCCESS68
  • Excellent suggestion. - by HYATTI1
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  • I love to read how organized everyone is!! I always thought I was crazy because I didn't know anyone else (other than myself) who did that!! Makes me feel right at home. emoticon - by EWL978
  • THe discipline is amazing...I am not that organized....It might be a habit to consider for the next leg of my weight loss journey. Thank you - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • I used to plan for the week but got out of habit. I recently stared again. Very helpful to plan and be prepared. Thanks for sharing! - by LIVINGLIFEINMN
  • Some great organizing tips!!
    - by PINK4YOUTOO
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  • Way to go! Organizing those little tasks can create larger blocks of time to give you the chance to do other things. Great way to keep up on the gym commitment! - by JPEARL127
  • When I was successful at weight loss last time this is exactly how I did it. GREAT job! - by PACHECO0929
  • Sounds just like my Sundays. Oh - I love my crockpot - on Monday mornings, I always put some meat, brown rice and veggies for 3-4 meals so hot meals are
    already prepared when I get home zonked. - by MYJUNIEMOON
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
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  • emoticon I also do a lot of prepping on sunday - by DLDMIL
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  • I especially like doing that as the CBC radio programs are so good that I can listen as I do all the prep. - by GINA180847
  • I used to do that more regularly, but thanks for the reminder. It ALWAYS makes life simpler, doesn't it? emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • wow you are really organized .I can only handle a couple of days at a time.
    Way To Go emoticon - by INGMARIE
  • My Sundays are spent mainly in church and resting. - by DIDMIS
  • Yea...I'm doing that too...problem is they see all this food and go wild with it...we also use the food for our lunches...I do a lot of crock pot cooking... - by LESLIESPEAKMAN
  • sounds like a really organized way to face the week. I do a modified version on Sunday by planning and packing my lunches for the week and also figure my breakfast meals.The more I get into planning my meals, the easier it is to stick to my calorie limit for the day emoticon - by MTPOETNH

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