A new month (sorta)! And a new week! And I’ve got this week’s wellness plan packaged up and ready to go. Let’s get into it.
You guys, I am tired. I’ve been running on fumes here the last few days; I picked up an extra shift at work and my sleep has been disrupted 3 out of the last 4 nights. I’m someone who needs 7.5-8 hours of sleep. I’ve been able to function but… barely.
Luckily, things went back to normal last night. It was just me and my dog – Matt’s on night shift for now – boo! – and I got a great sleep. I was in bed by 8:30, watching The Morning Show, and it was lights out by 9:30! I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the week. Or at least today.
I’ve been meaning to start sharing my wellness plans/goals/whatever but haven’t gotten around to it. Mostly, out of sheer laziness. Partially because I’ve just been floating around doing what I can, when I can. But alas, here we are! And I’ve got this week’s wellness plan prepared. Here’s to staying accountable and doing the best we can.
Before we get into it, check out my Fall Workout Wardrobe Refresh!
Let’s talk about my goals and priorities for the week, shall we?
Most days, I hit 10,000 steps no problem. I walk a lot on most of my work days: I take Ellie for a walk in the morning before I leave, and I move a ton during the day. On non-work days though? Yeesh. If I don’t run outside or on the treadmill, I’ll be lucky to get 5,000 steps.
Speaking of non-work days, my screen time is scary. If I’m at home, I’m spending way too much time on my phone. Mindlessly scrolling through things that don’t typically bring me joy. And I find myself closing out an app just to open it up again. Like, why? My screen time last week was just over 5 hours so cutting it to under 4 will be tough but I’m going to try anyway!
And my last goal: 5 BAS during the week. I’m not sure who coined the term but BAS stands for Big Ass Salad. Salads are surprisingly filling – but still healthy! – when they’re loaded with dark greens, proteins, a good fat source, and fun toppings (I’m partial to pistachios, fresh parsley and mint, and a yummy vinaigrette). I’ll try to share some of my favorites in the coming weeks.
Moving on to the workouts…
I feel like my workout schedule is fairly self explanatory. I’m REALLY excited for my Pilates class — I have two complimentary private sessions as a bonus to joining my new gym. I have horrible posture so I’m going to use up the private sessions and then start going to group classes to work on my core strength and improve posture.
What health or wellness goals have you set for yourself this week? Tell me all about them! xo