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Weekly Wellness Routine

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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  1. This is a great plan for wellness, Neely! 🙂 I don’t specifically have everything laid out in terms of my fitness (need to improve on it!) but I always make sure to meal prep on Sunday when I can! 🙂

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  2. Lauren wrote:

    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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  3. Ashley wrote:

    I love all of this! My fiancé and I try to buy as much organic food as possible & meal prep for the week every Sunday.

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  4. Alicia wrote:

    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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  5. 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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  6. I really need to write down my health and wellness routine! I should start scheduling workouts and yoga/meditation breaks 🙂 Great idea!!

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  7. Ashley wrote:

    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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  8. yasmina wrote:

    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!!!

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  9. 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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  10. Krysten wrote:

    Oooh I love to know that you use an acupressure mat. I have one on my Christmas wish list but didn’t know anyone who has used one!

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  11. Ashley wrote:

    I agree – it is so important to wake up early! Even though it requires a lot of self-discipline. Thanks for sharing these tips!
    Xoxo, Ashley / https://thehoneyscoop.com/5-ways-to-prioritize-your-life-in-college/

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  12. Rachel wrote:

    I am working on doing a short yoga video everyday. So far I have done it once, but it is a start!

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  13. Great list! I’m trying to get better at these things, especially meal planning and buying healthy foods!

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  14. Brittany wrote:

    I need to start meal prepping! I think it would make my routine so much easier.

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  15. Eileen Mendoza Loya wrote:

    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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