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6 Simple Tips for a Healthy Start to The Week

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By: Natascha Klemm

The start of the week can often be a big challenge – especially after two relaxing days that have, of course, gone by way too quickly. Sound familiar? We like to think that a bad feeling on Sunday evening doesn’t have to be so bad! After all, a new week always brings with it many new opportunities and exciting possibilities. To help you make the most of the new week, we have 6 helpful tips for you to make it a complete success, so you’re guaranteed to master every challenge with a smile on your face!

#1 Start with gratitude

Far too often, we get bogged down in the things working against us. We regularly complain about the weather, the crowded train, and other inconveniences out of our control. A simple but effective way to banish those negative thoughts is to become aware of what you can be grateful for. Whether you write these things down or simply take 5 minutes just for your thoughts is, of course, up to you. Keeping a list, however, is a wonderful thing to return to during stressful moments. We’ll show you how to learn gratitude with 5 helpful tips.

#2 Set goals

All of a sudden, it’s Sunday night — don’t really know what to do with yourself? Instead of getting angry that the weekend is over, use the time to focus on your goals for the upcoming week. For example, make a simple to-do list of what you want to accomplish. Don’t stop at only work and other obligations, but be sure to also include nice things, like dinner with your friends or a yoga class in the evening. This way, you’ll not only see at a glance what you have to do, but also what you have to look forward to. You’ll stay organized, motivated, and excited about what’s coming up.

#3 Take time for breakfast

Monday morning’s alarm clock is relentless. Find yourself hitting snooze three times and then just managing to drink a cup of coffee before heading to work? Instead, give yourself the gift of starting your day a little earlier and use that time to have a relaxing breakfast. This will give you enough time to wake up in peace, supply your body with nutrients, and start the week full of energy.

Speaking of energy: an absolute must-have on the breakfast table is our organic peanut butter. No sugar, but plenty of flavor.

#4 Establish rituals

Not too hungry in the morning and prefer to replace breakfast with a creamy Shape Shake 2.0*? Then you can use the time to roll out your yoga mat, meditate for a few minutes, or go for a walk. How you start your day is entirely up to you. Even on Sunday evening you can relax and get ready for the new week. The most important thing is that you take time for yourself. Even if it’s just a few minutes, find your own routines and rituals.

#5 Do a weekly shopping

Between work, university, meeting friends, and spending some time at the gym…your week is looking busy already. But be sure you’ve built in some time to get to the grocery store, so you don’t have to rely on delivery! Over the weekend, plan your meals for the week and write yourself a shopping list, so that on Monday you won’t forget anything. This way, you’ll not only save time on the following weekdays, but also a lot of calories from unhealthy convenience foods.

Do you already know you’ll barely have time to cook every day this week? The solution is meal prep. This way, you’ll have balanced and healthy meals all week long and save yourself tons of time. Want some inspiration? Meal prep is guaranteed to work for you.

#6 Off to the gym!

Last but not least – make time for your workout on Mondays. Whether you go to the gym, go for a run, or prefer to leave the daily grind behind you with yoga, the main thing is that you don’t skip your workout plans on Monday. This way, you’ll start the week full of motivation and have already done something good for yourself. Our foodspring workouts can also be easily done at home during your lunch break and give you new energy for the afternoon. The perfect pre-workout? Of course our Energy Aminos! Get on the mat and get going!

 

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*Weight loss with Shape Shake 2.0: Replacing two daily meals with one Shape Shake 2.0 each contributes to weight loss as part of a low-calorie diet. Replacing one meal helps you maintain your weight. The product fulfills the intended purpose only in the context of a low-calorie diet. A low-calorie diet must also include other foods. Be sure to drink enough fluids every day. Ensure a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

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