A lot of us are so pressed for time that we do not get much time to work out. But all of us have the motive to lose weight but it somehow just doesn’t fit in with the busy lives that we lead.
Here are a few tips to make sure you include a few healthy practices in your busy schedule:
- Pen down exercise in your planner
All busybodies maintain a planner. They stick to it to a tee. The chances of exercising are higher when you manage to jot them down in your daily planner.
- De-junk your kitchen
When we are busy, we tend to eat whatever comes our way. So when we come home after a long day at work, we head to the fridge and search what’s in there. So keep your fridge and store stocked with healthy snacks instead of junk that would simply add empty calories.
- Learn to cook quick healthy recipes
Healthy food is not that difficult to cook. Go online and search for a few simple recipes or an even better idea is to ask your mom. Learn to make quick recipes such as steamed vegetables with brown rice which is not very difficult to make.
- Keep away from the caffeine and sugar
When we are busy, we turn to coffee and other sugary treats to keep us going. Try to avoid them completely as they can leave you feeling more tired and also crave food.
- Keep your gym gear with you at all times
The more you are faced with elements of going to the gym then you will at least try your best to visit the gym few times a week. So keep a gym bag in your car that contains your gym clothes and shoes, so that you can work out whenever the time permits and you are left with no excuses to skip your workouts.
- Find a partner
Everyone needs to get motivated to workout. Some get their motivation looking at others while others get it from having energetic friends. When you get busy it can be a good push to have a friend who works out with you. Even if you feel like skipping gym, the thought of leaving your friend alone will force you to hit the gym.
Follow these simple tips and practices to get fit, even with a busy schedule.
Written by: Rasha Ashraf