The truth is, you do have time, you just have to want to make the time to put in the work.
Putting in the work may mean prioritizing certain things in your life and being a little bit selfish about carving out time to invest in your health. Life pulls all of us in different directions on a daily basis, but if you take the time to do it for YOU – you will be rewarded tenfold.
Once you make a lifestyle change and commit to your health, you will not likely go back. Here are some of the things I’ve learned along the way that work for me:
- Don’t buy food at the supermarket that will tempt you on a daily basis. If you don’t have junk at home, you won’t eat it! Simple.
- Invest time in cooking and meal prepping; having a plan will prevent impulse eating.
- Know what’s in the food you are eating – eat fresh instead of packaged as much as possible!
- Don’t skip meals! Plan to have healthy snacks in between and you’ll never be ravenous (leading you to likely overdo it at mealtime.)
- Find a workout you actually enjoy doing and then make time for it! Get creative about fitting exercise into your day at a time that works for your schedule.
Be truly honest and ask yourself, am I just making excuses as to why I can’t workout or eat right? Instead of saying why you CAN’T make it work, spend that same effort finding creative ways that you can!