School’s in session! With changing routines and schedules coming up, here are a few tips for staying organized as you make the transition into a new school year.
1. Be well rested: Don’t wait for the night before school starts to get into your new bedtime routine. Spend at least a week (or more) getting used to new bedtimes and waking up earlier. Since school hasn’t officially started yet, use that extra time in the morning to go on a walk, hike, or family bike ride while the temperature is cooler.
2. Check Supplies: Not just pencils and paper…use this time to get water bottles and hand sanitizer for the kids and for yourself! Also, check to see if any of your athletic shoes are worn out and need to be replaced.
3. Pack your bag: Will you be working out after you drop off the kids in the morning? Are the kids headed to dance or football practice right after school? Avoid the stress of not being able to find what you need when it’s go-time by packing a gym bag the night before that has all of your equipment you’ll need (music, hand weights, water bottle for mom; uniform and gear for kids).
4. Meal Prep: After school nights get pretty crazy with activities and homework, now is a great time to organize your meals. Healthy crockpot recipes are great for dinner and it’s always a good idea to have quick and easy healthy “on the go” breakfasts and after school snacks. Check out my recipe index full of snack and meal ideas.
The back to school season is a great time to start new healthy habits or revive old ones that slipped away during the summer months. Use this season of change to try something NEW for you! I have a new 30 day challenge group starting on August 29!
A challenge group is a private virtual group, so you can literally live anywhere and participate! In this group I post a daily health challenge for you to complete, daily nutrition and fitness tips, meal prep ideas, recipes, and am here to be your personal fitness coach! Everyone in the group will post about their workouts, nutrition, struggles, and successes. We laugh together and we cry together! You will find that you become lifelong friends with the others in the group. This group gives you support and motivation while being held accountable. Why? You have to answer to everyone else in the group each and every day. We motivate each other daily to NEVER GIVE UP!