Busy? Me too!
We’re all busy & some days we just can’t work out for a full hour. But that doesn’t mean we have to hit a stand still. When your schedule gets hectic, use these four simple tips to stay on track & keep seeing results.
1. Stay Active!
Find small things you can do throughout the day to keep moving & burn calories. Take the stairs. Park in the last row. Go for a walk during your break. Take your bike instead of the car. All these little activities will add up big! I promise!
2. HIIT It!
If you only have 15-20 minutes to spare, go with a HIIT workout. These are short & intense intervals that will get you the most out of your workout. Your metabolism will increase & you’ll burn more fat than a traditional workout. Just be sure to space them out throughout the week. You should never do a HIIT workout more than 3-4 times a week & never on back to back days. Your body needs time to recover.
3. Eat Clean!
The best way to see serious results is to clean up your nutrition. Choose fresh, unprocessed foods 80-90% of the time. Lean meats, fruits, veggies, & good carbs are all excellent choices. Drink your water & allow yourself a small splurge from time to time. It will help you stick with your eating plan long term.
4. Plan Ahead!
When we are busy, we are more likely to grab whatever is quick & convenient – not usually the healthiest choice. Dedicate some time on Saturday or Sunday to planning out your meals for the upcoming week. Prepare as much as you can in advance. I clean, chop, & bag all of my fruit & vegetables ahead of time. I also cook a few meals & refrigerate/freeze them for later. Set yourself up for success!
Don’t feel frustrated or take time off when things get busy. Stay focused on your goals & use these tips to keep right on going!
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