Finding Time to be Healthy…

Time management and organisation may be the less sexy sister of health and fitness, however a bit of prep is essential in order to keep motivated. In 2014, we are constantly busy and always multitasking which often means that we cannot seem to find the time to prioritise our bodies.

Getting your 8 hours of sleep and working 7 hour days doesn’t leave much time or energy for keeping healthy. Time may be a limited resource, but a to-do list and some planning can make life so much easier. The key is to start with small, simple changes to your routine which will soon become habit.

Think of all the hours you spend in a week scrolling through your twitter feed or watching your favourite show? Could you be doing some sit ups or reps in front of your television? Or better still; make exercise a social activity with a friend to keep each other encouraged. You are far less likely to skip that session if someone is relying on you.

3 simple steps:

1. Food Prep

Easy foods which can be stored and eaten later are fantastic. My 3 favourites at the moment are:

Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
Aubergine Curry
Tomato and Chickpea Curry
These are all cost effective recipes which can be stored in the fridge or freezer and heated up at a moment’s notice.

2. Don’t expect perfection

Give yourself a break, you are doing great. There is no point complaining that you haven’t got the time, money or legs of Gisele Bundchen. You need to learn to love yourself to allow you to be the best you can be.

3. Sneak in weekly workouts

Is it a lack of time or a lack of motivation which is ailing you? Keep workouts interesting by making them a social occasion or by trying out new classes. Getting off the bus a few stops early or buying a bike are also fantastic ways to get fit without trying. The internet is such an amazing source of easy HIIT inspiration to get you fit in no time, so get googling!

one comment

  • Rachael Dry

    Great blog, Madeleine :-)

    I work for Drink Wise, an organisation which works on behalf of local authorities in the North West to raise awareness of alcohol harm, and ways to reduce the negative impacts of alcohol.

    We recently did some work alongside the National Obesity Forum around the calorific content of alcohol, for National Obesity Awareness Week.

    It would be great if you can support our current campaign, which gives people a chance to have their say on the impact of alcohol via the #DrinkWiseChallenge – check it out here: goo.gl/pzhb4P

    Hope to be able to work with you at some point in the not-too-distant future!

    Rachael

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