The Weekly Ritual

The weekly ritual is one of the most important take-aways I’ve learned from years of striving for healthier living. It is often one of the biggest factors in whether I (or my clients) succeed in the upcoming week when it comes to making healthy choices consistently.

This is what my weekly version looks like, as I try my best to “walk the talk” as a health coach.

Each weekend, I make sure to add to our grocery list a special section for healthy snacks. Paying special attention to this “food group” ensures that our fridge at the gym (where we spend most of our days) is filled with:

  • veggies
  • fruit
  • mixed nuts + seeds
  • yogurt or cheese
  • hard boiled eggs
  • whole grain crackers
  • hummus

…basically a mix of healthy(ish) options to grab that varies seasonally and works for my body and eating schedule – and my whole family.


I also have weekly routines related to:

  • laundry – every Monday and Thursday – which helps me plan what clothes I will have available to me and when 
  • workouts vs. rest days so I don’t have to decide based on how I feel
  • sleep – I try quite hard to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, regardless of work schedule or commitments
  Prior planning prevents decision fatigue and emotions from getting in the way of the best choices for my health and wellness.   Creating a framework for minimizing distraction can help you too! What rituals can you establish to help you prepare and find success in healthy choices? Think through the ways you shop, cook, clean, sleep, and move – see where this is room to establish routines that set you up for success and good health.      If you need help identifying and making plans for those rituals – that’s what a coach is for! Click the free intro button (over there –>) to start the conversation and get on the path to reaching your goals.