My Sunday Routine (Winter)

Sundays are my fun days. I usually try something new, read, cook Sunday dinner and most importantly, I relax before a new week begins. When I was CEO, usually I would spend Sunday night preparing for work. Now that I am retired, I can spend more time relaxing. One of my favorite hobbies is cooking. I love to cook. I like to try new things in the kitchen to up my game. Before I get into my favorite things to cook, let’s discuss my Sunday routine.

Morning: 8:00 a.m – 11: 00 a.m.

I drink a cup of coffee and reflect on my week. I write my thoughts, pray and think over my goals. After my cup of coffee, I wash my face and brush my teeth. If my hair looks like bedroom hair, I fix it to look decent to go to the gym later. Next, I cook breakfast. I prefer to eat a big breakfast because, number one, it gives me an extra boost. Second, it keeps me full longer. Thirdly, it gives me enough protein for the gym. To give my food enough time to digest, I begin cooking Sunday dinner. After I finish cooking Sunday dinner, I stretch and then, head to the gym.

Afternoon: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Once I am back from the gym, I hop in the shower. While in the shower, I wash my hair and give myself a body scrub. After my shower, I begin my spa-day routine. This includes, conditioning and styling my hair, whitening my teeth, giving my feet and hands a scrub, and moisturizing my skin. It’s important to exfoliate and moisturize your skin, often, during winter because naturally our skin gets extremely dry because of the cold weather. Once I am done with my spa-day routine, I stretch.

Evening: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m

It’s dinnertime. Yes! With dinner, I have a glass of wine. If the mood is right, I’ll watch a movie during dinner or just eat in silence. After dinner, I clean the kitchen. Once the kitchen is clean, I read one or two chapters of my monthly book. For this month, I am reading “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama. From that moment on, I reflect on my day by writing my thoughts, praying and reflecting on my goals.

Key components:

I take daily vitamins.

I drink at least eight glasses of water.

I spend time on one of my hobbies (average time: 1-2 hours)

Sunday Meals

Breakfast:

Pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, salad, and an apple or banana. With my salad, I’ll add avocado and diced cucumbers on top. For the dressing, I prefer ranch, but I also like Italian. By this time, I’ve already had a glass a water, but I get a second glass, along with my morning coffee.

My second choice for breakfast is a breakfast sandwich or an omelette, with a salad.

Lunch: I don’t eat a heavy lunch, so if I get hungry, I’ll eat a snack or not eat lunch at all.

Dinner:

Poultry: Chicken, steak, pork chops, or fish. You can fry, bake or grill your poultry.

Protein (1 or 2): Beans or boiled eggs (2-3).

Vegetable: I eat all vegetables, but cucumbers are my favorite. My second favorite vegetable is corn. My third is steamed or fried Asparagus.

Side dishes: Salad (spinach preferred), rice or pasta, and homemade bread.

Each meal listed above is usually a part of my weekly meals. Each week, I try a different meal from online recipes or recipes I’ve tried before and loved. Also, I cook meals from my cook books. Would you like to know how I prepare and cook each meal? Stay tuned. I have more coming your way.

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