How to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a hectic schedule
Want to be fit and healthy but struggle to fit it in to your busy schedule?
It’s not as hard as you think, it’s about priorities.
Sure, work is important, family is important, your friends are important but the most important person in your life should be YOU.
If you procrastinate then you need to reassess your goals because something is holding you back from doing what you know you should be doing.
Increase your productivity by being more organised, plan and prepare your day ahead of time and cut our unnecessary time wasting activities like day dreaming or scrolling through your social media feed. This is easy if you have your priorities right.
A decent workout takes 20-40 minutes, no talking, no faffing around on your phone just 30 minutes of hard work.
It takes about half an hour to prepare and cook a meal, depending on what you’re cooking and 20 minutes to eat it. Why not take a bit longer with your prep time and make extra food so you have some food that you can reheat for breakfast or lunch to save time?
But what if you’re a busy mum and you have kids to deal with?
If your health and fitness is a big enough priority, if you consider the NEED to nourish and satiate your body an important priority, if you value yourself and believe that you are deserving of a healthy lifestyle you will find ways to incorporate it into your routine.
Make small changes, one a week. Each change is a positive lifestyle change that replaces a negative behaviour. Pretty soon these changes become habits and habits are easy to incorporate into your life effortlessly, they are just instinctive and natural, like bathing or brushing your teeth.
If your health isn’t important to you then you’ll always find an excuse to not do something that feels like hard work, because it doesn’t match your needs.
Here’s some practical tips:
Cut out the unnecessary-
Social media is the biggest procrastination tool and you can easily waste hours a day mindlessly scrolling through your newsfeed. A lot of TV shows are rubbish and you watch them out of habit, but it’s now easy to record them and watch at a more convenient time.
Plan and prepare meals in advance-
Spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon batch cooking vegetables, rice, meats to save you time during the week.
Keep a diary or calendar-
Block out specific time slots for your workouts and treat them like important appointments.
Get the kids involved-
Delegate, if your children are old enough to walk then they’re old enough to help out around the house. This saves you time and teaches them discipline and responsibility, 2 birds one stone.
The more you know about health and fitness, the less time you’ll waste deliberating over what to do or how to do it or contact one of #TeamGC using social media or email for guidance with creating workout routines that you can become familiar with.