February 19, 2008

making time for health and fitness

We all know we need to eat right and exercise more but how do you actually make the switch from thinking to doing?

1. Get organised
When I first started eating correctly (early 2006), getting it all together seemed extremely overwhelming until I realised that I could do it easily if I got myself organised.

On the weekend, plan your meals (breakfast, lunch and supper) and THEN go shop for food. Make sure you buy enough fruits and vegetables for the entire week.

Then do as I do and get all your breakfasts and lunches ready and packaged for the week.

2. Get a workout buddy or make yourself accountable to someone
If I'm really in a slump (like I am right now with gym), I purposely tell someone, ANYONE, that I'm going to gym that evening.

Inevitably, I don't feel like it (successful people have to work through those lazy feelings) but because I've told someone, I make sure that I go.

It just so happens that one of my coaching clients goes to the same two dance classes as I do. So we always say, "see you on Monday" because her coaching appointments are on Saturdays and of course, I don't feel like it, but because I know I've said so to her, I make sure I go!

3. Link it to one of your current routines
If you know you get lazy once you get home, then make a new routine of going to the gym straight after your day's work, or early in the morning before you start work.

I have a routine every Sunday morning to pack all my breakfasts and lunches for the week. That's when I also pack my lunch bag for Monday.

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1 comment :

kate said...

Great blog Marcia and I love this post. Now I'm going to gym this morning!!

Have a great week and happy exercising.