The importance of Sundays

What I’ve learned in the first two weeks of the Fittest Loser contest is that Sundays are absolutely crucial to success. If I maximize them, I have a great week; if I waste them, the whole week goes downhill from there.

For instance, on Sundays, I have to meal plan for the breakfasts, lunches, dinners and two daily snacks for the upcoming seven days, and then go grocery shopping. When I come home, I need to grill about eight chicken breasts for the next week’s salads and meals, hardboil eggs for my protein snacks, and wash fruits and veggies so they’re ready to go when I need to eat them. I also need to get my Sunday cardio in at my local gym. Since I get up at 5 a.m. or before on Mondays, I also need to pack my gym bag, including a hair dryer, makeup, hair products and work clothes.

On top of that, the house also needs to be cleaned since Jon and I are both gone constantly from Monday through Friday between work, his school and my workouts. For the two hours or so that I am home and awake each night, I play with the dogs and cook that night’s dinner. Jon is home even less, and has lots of homework to do when he is.

(Note: I am saying “I” throughout most of this since the workout program and what it entails are mine, but Jon helps with a lot of this stuff during the little time he has available so I need to give him credit!)

If I miss any of these steps, the week is off kilter. I’m either short a cardio and need to double up in the gym another day, or I don’t have enough food in the house and end up eating out far too often.

In other words, Sundays are no longer fun days. But they are very important, so I better get going and make the most of this one!

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About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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