Everyone knows that, in order to get the most out of life, they should adopt a healthy, well-balanced diet and strengthen their body with exercise. While we all recognise the importance of these two things, actually finding the time and motivation to adequately pursue them simultaneously often proves to be a lot easier said than done.
In today’s fast-paced world, it can almost feel impossible to find the time after a busy day of work to cook a healthy meal at home, let alone think about what to cook and what ingredients you need. This is why so many people who want to cook great tasting dinners at home are exploring ways to save time and make using their kitchen more convenient.
When it comes to working out, the rise in popularity of 24 hour gyms has given some more flexibility to busy people. However, people rarely take advantage of their 24 hour access as motivating yourself to work out in the very early morning or very late at night can be incredibly difficult.
The following will look at a few of the best ways you can ensure that you commit to both healthy eating and working out.
1. Plan ahead
Actively planning out what healthy food you’re going to eat or what time you are going to head to the gym are both excellent ways to ensure you don’t miss out. Rather than just giving yourself a vague timeframe for when you’re going to have dinner or head to the gym, write down an actual concrete time when you’ll begin each activity.
It’s been proven that when we write down things we want to do, we are far more likely to actually do them. This is because the simple act of recording an activity makes it more grounded in reality and therefore something you’re more likely to commit to.
By doing this, you’ll likely find that you do in fact have the time to both eat healthy and work out.
Also, don’t just plan when you’re going to start each activity, plan exactly what you’re going to do. For eating this could mean writing down recipe instructions or a list of ingredients you need to shop for. For working out it could mean planning what types of exercises you intend to do and how many repetitions of each you think you can achieve.
By having all of these things thought out and recorded ahead of time, it cuts down on the panicked rush you feel when trying to organise all these things after getting through the front door. It also gives you less of an excuse to skip cooking or your workout because you feel overwhelmed by last minute organisation.