32 Tips to Improve Your Health and Fitness
#10. What If I Don’t Have Enough Time For Fitness?
Most people know they should move more, and eat better (more vegetables, less alcohol and cake). But when life gets crazy we put our own health and fitness goals on the back burner.
If you find yourself in a place where you are missing your workouts, stressing out, under-sleeping, and over eating, here are the 5 steps back to being healthy & Fit:
1. Ask yourself “Why”
Write down the answers to these questions: “Why is fitness important to you?”, “What is the consequence of continuing to neglect my health 7 fitness?”, “Who all is affected when I improve my health and fitness?”
2. Schedule out your next two weeks worth of activities.
What are your top priorities for the next two weeks? What activities are you doing that are not consistent with your goals and values? Evaluate your current schedule with the activities that are necessary for you to thrive.
3. Schedule Your Meal Prep
Pick 1-3 days a week to shop, cook, and make a little extra healthy food prepped and ready to go for the week. Plan out some meals, and write out grocery lists.
4. Schedule Your Workouts
Start with 15 minute workouts 3 x a week. Can you go for a morning run, walk the dog, meet a friend for a quick garage workout? Establish the habit of moving 3x a week, and gradually increase the time, and or frequency of your workouts.
5. Get Support
Connect with a buddy you can meet up with on a consistent basis. Join a group class with fun people also looking to improve their fitness. Get a personal trainer who will keep you accountable and help you reach your goals.
When you find yourself in a season of life where health takes a back-seat to life, use these 5 steps to get back on track so that you can move more, eat good foods, and be a healthier fitter you!