Never let yourself get too hungry, too tired, or too stressed.
I was thinking about this on the treadmill yesterday. Why do I eat so well most of the time, then turn one day and eat foods that aren’t the best for me? Why do I skip workouts, or have one too many cocktails and feel like junk the next day? I know better! But I figured out why this happens to me...
If I let myself get too hungry, I reach for anything to satisfy me, and then I keep eating more of it. If I get stressed I may have a drink or two, which can lead to me eating bar food. If I get tired, from pushing myself too much or staying up too late, I skip workouts. They are all pieces to the same downward spiral puzzle.
So never let yourself get too hungry- fill up on veggies and eat regularly on whatever schedule you have decided- whether it’s 3 square meals, or 5-6 smaller meals.
Aim for 8 hours of quality sleep- go to bed a little early, create a routine before bed that calms your body and signals it is time for slumber. Take a 20 minute power nap during your lunch hour if you can.
Manage your stress- find time to laugh and play throughout your day. Don’t take life so seriously! Exercise releases stress reducing hormones, but so does watching a good comedy or taking a bubble bath or playing a game with the kiddos.
Never let yourself get too hungry, too tired, or too stressed!