In order to succeed with your healthy eating and exercise regime, it is essential to plan ahead. Make space in your diary for your exercise session. Treat it as an appointment for something important-(it is!).
There is nothing more rewarding than taking control of your health, and knowing that the actions you are taking are going to improve your shape, energy levels, mood, and wellbeing. These changes are positive steps, and you should never feel that you are making too many sacrifices!
One of the major setbacks with eating well is eating on the run. I know I have had many occasions where I let myself get too hungry and ended up buying packets of processed junk from the nearest shop to ‘keep me going’. A great thing to do, is to work out the night before roughly what you want to take for lunch to work.
It may just be a bag of salad and a tin of tuna and a pitta bread, or maybe you work near a sushi place so you know you can eat well when you need too.
Make time in the morning for some breakfast. If you aren’t a morning kind of person, I find a protein shake sets you up very nicely! -But why not make time for yourself and manage your diet. It feels so good when you take these small steps!
Have in your mind what you think you might like for your dinner, once you make this decision it’s much easier not to snack on the way home! If you have something nice to look forward to, it’s much easier to wait for it.
I am aware of how difficult things are when you are busy, or have small children. Sometimes your last priority is yourself, and family and work obviously are so important. But if your health and wellbeing is good, you can offer loads more!
Remember, every step you take towards a healthier lifestyle is fantastic! If you want any advice just pop in to New River Women. We all love to talk here!