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Weekly Wellness Routine

Fitness and Health · October 8, 2018

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I have spoken about wellness a lot. I try to live as balanced and healthy a lifestyle as I can. That doesn’t mean I don’t indulge in cookies from time to time, or enjoy a glass of wine. But I do have a weekly wellness routine of sorts that I try to stick to.

weekly wellness routine

Weekly Wellness Routine

Weekly:

  • Meal Planning: We meal plan every Saturday for the following week. This helps us not make unhealthy decisions like fast food or something junkie when we don’t know what to make.
  • Scheduling workouts: Yes I work my workout into my calendar. Since everyday is a bit different I go ahead and block out an hour each day to work out. Sometimes this is nap time or when Liam is in school. I have a bit more flexibility on weekends when Andrew is home. That is usually when I will take a yoga or barre class.
  • Buy whole foods: Going along with meal planning we try to buy only whole foods. Meaning fewest ingredients and nothing with words we can’t pronounce or something with a “color” as an ingredient.
  • Declutter: Almost every week I declutter something! This might be a drawer, closet, the playroom, etc. We either store in the attic for later use or donate.
  • Keep it clean: Doing a deep clean weekly and daily wiping things down, vacuuming, and putting things where they go.
  • Yoga: As much as I would love to do this daily it’s become quite hard. So I aim for once or twice a week.
  • Do something for myself: Either a manicure, Starbucks, alone time walking and listening to a podcast, just something for me.
  • Face masks: I usually do a deep clean face mask once or twice a week! Here are some of my favorites. 
  • Acupressure: I purchased an acupressure mat several months ago and I use this AT LEAST once a week! So so good for you!

Daily:

  • Wake up early: This allows me to really set my goals and intentions for the day. Have some mental me time. Read, drink coffee, check emails, and eat breakfast alone.
  • Exercise: This is purely mental. I don’t do it to lose weight, I do it to relieve anxiety and to make me mentally feel good.
  • Walk: I have also spoken a lot about how I walk 10K steps a day no matter what. This is another great mental thing for me and also no matter what I am moving my body.
  • Drink lemon water: I started doing this daily a few months ago. I make a big Yeti full in the morning and another around lunch. I notice that my skin is looking better and my digestive system isn’t giving me as much trouble.
  • Green Smoothies: I started drinking these daily in May of 2010! I have rarely missed a day. It’s a great way to get all your fruits and veggies in. Check my recipe here.
  • Cook a healthy dinner: We do this every night. Sure sometimes we splurge. But for the most part we stick to easy, healthy dinners.
  • Eat whole foods: I am a big snacker so I try to stick to fruits, vegetables, RX bars, etc.
  • Meditate: I want to say I do this every day no matter what but I really really try! I use Headspace! It’s a great app to get you started.

I would love to know what your weekly wellness routine looks like!

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  • 15 thoughts on “Weekly Wellness Routine

    1. Lauren

      What fabulous tips. I’m trying to move to living a healthier life so I’m so keen to implement these in my life.
      I love reading. I ensure to read minimum 10 minutes a day. It’s my thing and it allows me to escape reality for a little while.

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    2. Alicia

      I like to go for a walk/run once my older 2 are on the bus in the morning before my husband goes to work. It helps getting a little bit of time alone with no kids before starting the day.

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    3. ShootingStarsMag

      Great tips. I try and drink a ton of water everyday – I use a Yeti too. I have a dance class Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and I need to get more into a routine of getting out and walking. If it would cool down, that would be great!

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    4. Ashley

      Great list. I try to be consistent with a morning routine but havent thought of a weekly routine. Your list has me thinking of what I can do to create a weekly routine. Thanks!

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    5. yasmina

      I definitely need these tips. I try to follow some but then get overloaded with everything and too often forget about myself. Should try again meditation and plan the week ahead. Thanks for the reminders!!!

      Reply
    6. Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women

      I love how organised you are and how you prioritize so well. The things you fit into your day/week will definitely make a wonderful difference over time to your physical and mental health. I need to adopt more of this approach and make time for things like you that truly matter.

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    7. Eileen Mendoza Loya

      I try to declutter every week, however, this past month has been very stressful for me. My husband has been in the hospital for a month now. Once he’s home, we could get some of the normalcy back.

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