One of the best ways to balance your life is to include exercise. After you exercise you will have more energy to get more achieved in one day. The number one excuse for people not exercising is lack of time. However this seems to be only an excuse, as studies show that people that regularly exercise are just as busy, if not more, with work, family and friends. Does this mean people are just making excuses to avoid exercise? Not necessarily! Let me show you the best ways to balance your life and re-prioritize your busy life to fit fitness in.
1. Prioritize Your Life
We are all busy, but we always fit our priorities into our schedule. Assess your weekly tasks and activities. You may find that waking up an hour earlier will be the best and only way you will be able to get your fitness in. Assess your priorities and put your personal health and fitness at the top of the list. If you are unhealthy you would be unable to perform all your priorities, so be proactive.
2. Organize Your Life
Set out a goal to organize your home. Make sure all your paperwork is organized. Organize your closet and drawers. If you spent the 20 minutes it takes you to get ready into your workout you will have managed to become more efficient with your time. Preplanned meals can occur on Sunday so you will be set for the week. If you don’t have time for fitness, make time!
3. Create a Weekly Schedule
Carve out time of 3-5 days a week with 40 minutes to one hour of fitness to burn calories, get healthy and get in fat burning mode. If you find it difficult sparing one hour of your time, then break up your workout into two 20 minute workouts. Write this time into your schedule as non negotiable time just like brushing your teeth or taking a shower. If you achieve this mentality you will stay focused.
4. Focus on Quality, Not Quantity
Most exercise programs can be enhanced to focus on higher calorie burning, more intense fitness. The level of intensity is far more important than the amount of time you are exercising. If you find yourself walking for an hour and barely breaking a sweat, step up your workout to a speed-walk with some hills. You can also focus on interval training and alternate running and walking. Whatever fitness you choose just make sure to focus on high quality workouts to gain the maximum health and weight loss benefits.
5. Little Changes Can Make Big Differences
By making little changes in your daily choices, you can make a big difference in your health. First make sure to drink 8-12 glasses of water. This will help eliminate bloating, suppress your appetite and increase metabolic functioning. Note: Water consumption should be increased in hot climates or during vigorous exercise.
6. Eat All Your Greens
Mom’s advice holds up well with plenty of benefits. By eating raw vegetables you will be more satisfied as there is plenty of fiber and water and you will be eating to assist in preventative health of cancers and other illnesses. This will also help you to eat less calories in the day by keeping you full and push you along to reach your weight loss goals. Make vegetables the main focus of every meal so you will not forget to eat the broccoli left in the steamer. By making vegetables the star of every meal, you'll find getting 5 servings in daily is a cinch!
7. Stay Positive!
Research shows that by maintaining a positive attitude, you are more likely to reach and surpass all goals in weight loss and life. If you are watching the scale creep down pound by pound, be proud of your accomplishment and do not dwell on where you want to be. By keeping your chin up and staying positive you will stay on the healthy road to weight loss success! Write a positive note at the start of every day on a post it on your computer (or somewhere you will look at during the day) and be reminding all day of your goals. An example is, "Love yourself today and treat your body with this love today by nourishing it with fruits, vegetables and fitness. You deserve it!"
With balance you will be more successful. Find balance in your life and include fitness in your repertoire. Now how will you reorganize your life to include your workout? And if you do this already, can you give me an example?