Obstacle of Time
We all have very busy lifestyle what with family, career, social and personal obligations. So time is the #1 obstacle to getting fit, practicing good nutrition habits and living a healthy lifestyle….. not just for you, but for everyone.
Trust me I get it! I have an extremely busy lifestyle too. I wear many different hats everyday. I start my day at 5 am and typically my head does not hit the pillow until around 11 pm during the week. However, I do get my workouts in almost every day and sometimes even two workout sessions in a day if I am preparing for an event or project.
So how do I do that? How can you over come the obstacle of time? You do so by practicing three of the Power Tools of life. They are prioritizing, planning and structuring your life. These are 3 vital components to living a healthy lifestyle.
Prioritize your life.
If your overall health or your fitness condition and nutrition habits are not one of the top five priorities in your life, then you need to rethink your life…. plain and simple. You cannot take care of others if you are not taking care of yourself. You cannot make others happy if you are not happy. You cannot spend quality time with friends and family if you are sick or worse…. 6 feet under!
Schedule your week, your workouts, shopping and meals prior to the beginning of each week. That’s right! Schedule your exercise sessions and meals ahead of time. It doesn’t matter if you exercise at home, a gym or at a park… schedule it in advance. Plan your shopping days and meals in advance. I know life happens and you will not always be able to get workouts in as planned. Flexibility is also an important key to living a less stressful life. However, you will be more apt to get your exercise sessions in and eat healthier meals if they are both scheduled into your week.
Structure your days, weeks and months.
To incorporate a healthy lifestyle, which includes consistent exercise and eating properly into your life, you need to create a structure that supports healthy living and a healthy lifestyle. Structuring your life is essential and reduces the stress from always feeling like you are behind or not getting everything done quickly enough. Structuring creates balance, which is another component of a healthy lifestyle. Creating a structure for your life will insure that you live a healthier more balanced, stress free life. Isn’t that what a healthy lifestyle is all about?
By Michael George