I know a lot of you lead busy lives and at the end of the day, there’s not a lot of time left for you. Your lives are crazy. Relationships, jobs, family, appointments, expectations. All of these things consume percentages of our mind and time. Everyone knows that nutrition and exercise are critical to living a healthy and sustainable life.

 

We all have the best intentions of eating healthy every meal and working out at least 3 times a week. But somewhere along the way however we get sidetracked. Suddenly we’re too busy to get that third workout in and too busy prepare for and make a healthy food choice. We only have so many hours in a day and the mental capacity to support a certain number of external factors at any given time.

 

So the question is, how as a busy person are you supposed to maintain control of the two most important factors in your life? With so much going on in life, how do you maintain your fitness and nutrition?

 

Build positive habits and make LASTING changes in your life. Here are some tips how:

  1. Batch cook

* Starting with snacks, once a week prepare healthy options for the coming week so that you don’t have to search for food when you have cravings.

  1. Schedule exercise into your day.Treat your workout like a meeting with your most important client, or your child’s birthday

* You wouldn’t let anyone or some menial task keep you from attending either of these so don’t let it happen with your workout.

* Consistency is king when it comes to fitness. The more you show up, the more it becomes habit, and the more likely you are to continue.

* Try scheduling your workouts on your work calendar for a month and see how that goes.

  1. Let Your Coach Know Your Training Goals

* Have you ever seen the majority of people at your typical globo gym? Most of them have been going for years and haven’t changed one bit.

* Left to their own devices, most people will avoid hard work.

* A coach will challenge you and focus on building your weaknesses. This will break through plateaus that may have been holding you back for a while.

* Make sure you find a coach that plays a role in helping you manage your nutrition, physical, and mental game.

* Commit to a specific amount of time with your coach. Putting your money where your mouth is will keep you coming back in to get your money’s worth.

  1. Fuel Your BodyFill 3/4 of your shopping trolley from the meat, fruit and veg section

* Increase your protein and vegetable intake. The more variety you’re picking up in the produce section, the greater intake of micronutrients you’re taking in. These nutrients fuel your body to perform at its peak.

  1. Always pack workout clothes

* Whether going to work early, going to a personal appointment or taking the kids to after school activities, having workout clothes staring you in the face will make you much more likely to use them and there are no excuses.

James Mawson

Coach, CrossFit Shepparton

 

*Some article points based on article by Invictus 15/2/12