Monday, August 18, 2014

Top Tips for finding health with a BUSY lifestyle!

In today’s world, it seems as if everyone is busy. You talk to someone and they say, “Oh my gosh, I’m SO busy” or “I’m doing well, I’m just soooooo busy!”. Believe me when I say that I am largely guilty of this as well. I’m involved in enough activities to make anyone go crazy. Add in a day job, staying fit, a online beachbody business and trying to keep a healthy and loving relationship with your husband and you’ve got yourself one busy lifestyle.
Busy Women

Being busy is a fairly normal way of life for a lot of females. We are usually the household keepers, the ones involved in planning activities, kids sports, back to school madness,volunteers and more. Although women are super involved these days, I don’t believe we can be too busy to workout or be healthy. I have heard multiple people say, “I just don’t have the time” or “How do you manage to do it all?”. As a busy female myself, I wholeheartedly believe that you can stay active, fit and healthy while living a busy lifestyle. I do agree that it takes more preparation and planning, but if you make it a priority and consider these 4 fitness tips, you’ll be able to achieve this with ease. So, let me share with you my top 5 fitness tips for busy women. Here they are! 

1.) Setting a workout time!
Motivation at home

I know the thought of getting up early can make you cringe!! What I have found is that it actually alleviates the stress of thinking about it ALL day and  can become a morning "me" time!! If you can't waste the time getting to the gym or need to workout on your own time trying in home fitness may be the solution you are seeking!! Finding motivation to workout on your own is the biggest excuse I get with in home fitness, and we have motivational groups in place for that in the comfort of your own home online. Sounds crazy RIGHT!! But trust me it works! And the amount of time you save with getting a workout in at home in 30 min a day .... I bet you will eventually thank me! Go easy on yourself if you had planned on working out, but can’t fit it in. Everyone has busy days that are unexpected so if something goes off plan, reset and try again the next day.
2.) Meal Preparation
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This is probably the most important fitness tip for me even though it’s technically a nutrition tip. Each Sunday, I sit down and make a grocery list and a meal plan for the week (blog post soon to follow). I look at my calendar and see what nights are going to be crazy busy and which ones will be less busy. I let that determine which nights we will be cooking  and which nights we will be going out or picking up food for dinner. I cook most of my food for the entire week on Sunday and put it into individual containers for lunch each day. This helps me when I’m in a hurry and also ensures that I have access to healthy food throughout the day. Preparation will help make sure that you are eating healthy foods instead of giving-in to the office donuts, vending machine or drive-thru’s.
3.) Don't Forget Your Shakeology Shake
Fast food

When women are busy, they are notorious for not eating or finding something quick to snack on that isn’t always the best choice health wise. You would be surprised at how many of those “healthy” granola bars or packaged snacks you have in your desk drawer are packed with unhealthy carbs, high fructose corn syrup and more.
Shakeology shakes are quick, easy and a great way to ensure you get nutrients you need, as well as protein to build lean muscle mass. If you’re not eating, you’re not able to burn calories efficiently. I recommend keeping a blender shaker bottle in your desk, car, suitcase and also keeping individual packets with you. All you have to do is add water. This is great for traveling or for days when you may not have a healthy food choice. I personally like the chocolate and strawberry flavors best.
4.)Plan out your weekly Cheat Meal!! 
If you are eating out check the menu before online!! 
Are cheat meals OK???? Watch this to find out!! 

I hope you found this post helpful and will begin implementing some of these fitness tips to help with your busy lifestyle. If I can do it, you can do it. Want more daily motivation? 
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