How to Keep Your Health on Track While Managing a Busy Schedule [SPONSORED]
It's easy to forget about our health when we are constantly on the go. So how do you do it? I got some helpful tips from Kat at the South Bismarck Anytime Fitness.
After months of working out at the South Bismarck Anytime Fitness I finally feel like I have a good schedule going. I try to workout 5 days a week. Three days in the afternoon with my trainer, Thomas, and two days in the morning by myself. What I find the most difficult is staying on track with my health because I leave the house before 8 a.m. and don't come home until close to 9 p.m. That's when I decided to sit down and talk with Kat.
Kat has become someone I have really gotten to know and trust. She isn't necessarily a dietician, but she works daily at a gym and has had success with these tips personally. She was kind enough to share these tips on how to stay healthy with a busy schedule and I'm going to pass them along to you!
The number one thing Kat stressed was meal prep. Even if you aren't trying to lose weight, prepping meals will ensure you are giving your body the nutrients it needs and help you avoid fast food.
Although it can seem like a pain, prepping for two hours one day a week can save you an hour or more each day. Plus, you'll save money! Who doesn't want some extra spending cash?
Kat recommends you find a couple friends that want to meal prep with you. That way, you can make a larger amount of chicken, rice, vegetables, or whatever you are prepping!
As I mentioned, I'm on the go from morning til night. So when do you work out?
Of course, you can always workout when you get done with work or school for the day. For me, that's at 9 p.m. and all I want to do is go to bed so I started going around 5:30 a.m.
I am NOT a morning person so Kat gave me a few suggestions on getting in the morning. First, if you have a coffee maker with a timer... SET IT! Nothing wakes you up like a fresh cup of coffee.
Another suggestion, which I think is genius, is sleep in the clothes you plan on working out in. If you accidentally push snooze until the last minute you can just jump out of bed and go!
Finally, find someone who will meet you at the gym. It will create some accountability because let's be honest, who wants to be stood up at 5:30 in the morning?
This tip can make all the difference in the world. I don't know about your workplace or school, but mine constantly has treats sitting out.
It's so hard to resist those treats, but you can do it if you pack healthy options with you.
Eat more to binge less.
When Kat said that it totally made sense. She explained that a handful of chips may cure your craving, but a handful of almonds will cure your hunger and stop you from over snacking. Some of Kat's favorites are almonds, yogurt with chia seeds, precut veggies or protein shakes. Visit a nutritionist or supplement store. Try different things and find what you like!
Don't forget to eat! Not eating will not help you lost weight or stay healthy. Take 2 minutes out of your day for a healthy, filling snack.