Do you wake up some days and wonder, what does today have in store for me?
Will work go ok?
Will I have time to workout?
What will I eat today?
Planning ahead is always a great way to go. I pack my lunch for the week on Sunday evening and take it to work with me on Monday and keep it in the fridge at work.
Boring? Maybe but by the time I eat lunch, I am just glad to be sitting down and whatever I eat at the times tastes really good to me. I pretty much eat the same thing Monday through Friday for lunch and breakfast. I know exactly how many calories are the food that I eat so it works for me.
Dinner is always different but even that we plan for. We get out the main ingredient at the beginning of the week and then make sure we have salads or sides to go with it.
I really like to work out after work vs get up even earlier to work out and it is not an issue for me to work out in the early evening. It helps me to unwind from my long day and just feel the burn of the muscles being worked.
So make a plan, and try to stick to it, some days things are going to crop up and maybe you have to change your plan but consistency is really key.
If you miss one day, then just pick it back up the next day. Remember that this is not a race, and you must do this for life in order for it to work.
It is never a diet, it is pure and simple a way of life.
So find an exercise that you love, walking, running, zumba, cycling, dvd's, jumping rope, it doesn't matter what you do as long as you do it and burn those calories.
Fall in love with exercise. That is the best advice I can give to someone.
You will reap the benefits by feeling better, looking younger and being able to move more.
Happy Sunday and keep on sparking! Happy trails to you!