Many professionals struggle to make time for fitness activities because they live stressful and busy lives and putting themselves first is not on the list. We've all been there before and if you're reading this chances are you are looking for a solution. If you want to look lean, feel strong, and transform your body, working out and controlled nutrition habits are the best way to achieve your dream.
Sooner or later most people, including my clients realise that they need to make definite lifestyle changes to ensure their health and fitness lasts long enough to look after their children and see their grandchildren.
Besides the long-term effect of being heathy and fit, you can see significant improvements in your social status and professional development once you become more energetic and confident after a body transformation.
The first step however is to acknowledge that now is the time and only you can make it happen for you. Here are the 4 steps to make time for your fitness and health.
Step 1. - Get a Planner
The first step you need to take is to become more organised than you are at the moment. The best way of doing that is to get hold of a planner.
You could purchase a diary from a local stationery store or download a Calendar app to your smartphone that has all the features you will need to keep your life organised.
The possibilities are endless, and you just need to determine which method is going to work best for you. Keep your planner handy at all times to ensure you never overlook any gaps in your schedule where you could engage in exercise.
Step 2. - Write Lists
Next up; you’ll need to write one or more lists, depending on your goals.
You should start with putting your goals down in writing. What would you like to achieve? Losing 10lbs, drop two dress sizes, get six pack abs? Once you have them on paper, write down WHY that goal is important to you. Make sure you dig deep to find real motivation. Then you can organise your list in priority order.
After that pick the first goal from your list and write another list of things you need to do, steps you need to take, activities and nutrition goals you need to hit that will help you achieve that goal.
Repeat that with all your goals.
Step 3. - Create a Plan and Schedule it
Once you know which goal you want to focus on first; you just need to create a schedule that ensures you make time for all the activities required. Write down the details of how many workouts you need to perform each week and add them to your calendar.
Create a plan for your meals too: how many meals you will cook yourself, when you're doing your shopping and meal prep, where else can you source suitable food that meets your nutrition goals. Again, map it all out and add them to your schedule.
Think about other activities that are important for fat loss, like drinking enough water, getting enough sleep. Work out a system that will help you hit those goals and set alarms if you need to so you don't forget them.
This way, you just need to refer back to your planner if you’re ever unsure.
Step 4. - Own Your Decisions
Whatever activities you prioritise will soon become your habits. So, it’s essential that you own your decisions and ensure you always make the right choices that will serve your goal.
f you spend most of your time checking Facebook or watching Netflix on your television, but you keep telling people you don't have time to exercise or cook, that's your choice of prioritising social media and some unimportant series over your fitness and health.
Considering that, you need to take responsibility for your actions and improve them as much as possible. Everybody is different and I am not suggesting to take away all enjoyment from your life, instead try to find joy in working to achieve your dream body and enjoy the process as you start seeing results.
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