This is a typical week in my life and how I manage my time within a busy working life…
As well as giving you an insight to how my week goes and how I fit everything in (Training, food prep, 2 jobs). It may also give you an idea of how you can manage your time more efficiently and
A quick over view of my general work week👇
Monday: 6.45am-9am PT Clients / 9am-3pm Window Cleaning / 5pm-8pm PT Clients
Tuesday: 6.45am-9am PT Clients / 9am-3pm Window Cleaning / 5pm-9pm PT Clients
Wednesday: 6.45am-9am PT Clients / 9am-3pm Window Cleaning / 5pm-8pm PT Clients
Thursday: 6.45am-9am PT Clients / 9am-3pm Window Cleaning / 5pm-8pm PT Clients
Friday: 6am-9am PT Clients / 9am-2pm Window Cleaning
Saturday: 6am-10am PT Clients
Now from a quick look you can see that Monday to Thursday are my busiest days and I am out and about for most hours of the day, and one of the most common problems clients run into with busy schedules is that they don’t have time to cook and this is how my time management may help you 😀
- Plan ahead of time. Now let’s be honest, we all know what our week ahead looks like (except the rare occasion when unexpected things may occur) and when we will have a free hour or two to get things like food prep done. If you are prioritising food prep in these open slots that you know you have, then you should have no problems having your meals ready and available every day. Now for me my best time to cook is before work first thing in the morning (I wake up around 5.30am everyday) which gives me a good hour to get the days food prepped and even the following days food prepped and ready.
- Make your days off a productive day outside of work. Now most of us get at least one day off from work per week which definitely can help give us a head start with our nutrition for the following couple of days. If you don’t fancy getting up earlier every single day to prep, or genuinely don’t have time to prep on a certain day, then use this day off to prepare as much as you need, whether that’s going to the shop and stocking up, or cooking well ahead and having it all ready for 2-3 days in advanced. Luckily, I have an entire Sunday off which allows me to prepare all my meals up until Wednesday meaning I only have to get up and cook on a Thursday and Friday morning.
One of the biggest factors within managing a busy schedule is managing your sleep. As we should all know by now sleep in one of the most important factors in our lifestyle (especially if you have a goal of fat loss). We have many posts about how to get a better night’s sleep – but here are a few things I do to ensure I get enough sleep for the busy day ahead:
- Have a bed time and wake up time set. Pick a time that suits you for the majority of the week and set that as a time you need to be in bed by, for me this time Is 9.30pm and this means I have just over an hour to get everything I need ready for the next day (remember your food should already be prepped and ready from the morning or previous days). In regard to a wake-up time, again pick a time that suits you for the majority of the week, even if you don’t have to get up at X time every day to prep or get stuff ready, get your body into a routine and find other productive things you can be doing at this time.
- Wind down before trying to sleep. I am sure we have all heard by now that using mobile devices or watching tv before bed is a bad idea which is true. Another factor could be the time you eat your last meal before bed, if your body is trying to digest food, especially a large meal while you are trying to get to sleep, you are most likely not going to be able to.
- Some people just genuinely struggle to have a good night’s sleep, whether this is due to their lifestyle or other factors that they cannot control, and this is where sleep supplementation may help. Although I do recommend you try and control the other variables👆before trying to add in supplements. A few that you could try could be:
- Zinc & Magnesium
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