“I don’t have time to cook!”
“I’m too busy; I’ve got way too much on my schedule already, without trying to squeeze in exercise as well”
“Take care of your health before it’s too late!”
So if you’ve decided that it would be good idea to change a few things in your diet, what should you do next? The first step is to decide that eating better is a high priority and you will make time for it, then you can sit down, look at your schedule and work out the best time to do your menu planning, grocery shopping and meal prep. The weekend is a great time – diarise it as an appointment so that it happens – be warned, you may have to exchange some TV or Facebook time! I also have FREE guides to help you with these tasks – just download the Starter Pack from my home page.
Now let’s move on to exercise. Exercising regularly should be about complementing a healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t have to take hours and hours in the gym performing exercises that you don’t enjoy. You don’t need to overthink it, but you do need to work out what you enjoy so that you will stick with it. I think the most important thing is to set realistic goals – there’s a big difference between getting yourself a bit fitter and stronger vs. training for a bodybuilding competition. We’d all love to have six-pack abs, but that’s not a realistic expectation for most of us because the hard truth is that it takes a LOT of sacrifices. However, that’s no excuse to not exercise.
So again, you need to decide that exercise is a high priority; work out what you are going to do, schedule it in your diary and DO IT! If you’re not doing anything at all, don’t try to do too much at once, start with walking three times a week and increase it from there.
“The hardest part is getting started.”
It really is! But you only have to take the first step on your own; once you’ve decided that your health is important, there is lots of help out there. You can find anything you need with some research on the internet – recipes, exercise plans and healthy lifestyle ideas. Now go and check out the program page to find out more about how I can help you.