Fail to plan and you plan to fail. This couldn’t be more true when it comes to health and fitness. Here are my top 10 tips on how to become more organised on your road to health and wellness.
Take a packed lunch Mon – Fri to work. If you don’t bring your own food, you will be hungry and you will end up eating bought food. It will also save you money in the long run.
Make sure you have enough plastic containers so that you can save left over dinners for lunch or dinner the next day.
Wake up early enough to make sure you’ve packed your bag correctly with a spare change of gym gear and lunch.
Spend one hour on Sunday planning what dinners and lunches you will eat throughout the week.
If you are really pressed for time, try cook a big batch of food on Sunday and Wednesday. That usually sees me through the working week.
If you know you have a trip away try to still bring healthy snacks and or breakfasts to take away with you.
Book in your exercise like you would a doctor’s appointment. You wouldn’t come late or waste a doctor’s time. Treat exercise like a booking with yourself, you are just as important as a work meeting or a child’s afterschool activity. Book it in and turn up. Don’t make excuses or promise yourself you will do more later. Later will come and something else will get in the way. (this obviously won’t apply if you genuinely should miss a session for reasons such as sickness or an urgent personal matter.)
If it helps you, follow a daily tasks tracker. At the end of the week you can see how you went with all of the tasks you had planned. For example I track, mindset, nutrition and exercise. Trust me I have worked extremely hard to be organised. Naturally I’m free spirited and hate regiment so I don’t use it religiously but I find it helps me stay on task and at the end of the week I can see how well I adhered to my weekly plan.
Keep your written down goals or vision board somewhere you see often. A visual reminder on your phone wallpaper or post it notes on your mirror are all methods I have used to keep me focused.
Keep easy to cook meal options on hand. I call this the desperate times safety measures. Know your “go to’s” and make sure you can whip them up in 10 mins or you will end up ordering out! These meals may not deliver on exceptional taste but at least they will be better than a greasy burger or pizza. Here are some ideas:
Quick eggs on toast.
Rice quick cups, tuna and peas.
Healthy precooked soups or dinners.
I’ve learnt it’s quite valuable to be ordered. Naturally I love to be a little more creative and free spirited however some order will help you feel on top of your tasks and keep you on track towards your goals. I hope these tips help you along the way and if you need any further assistance don’t hesitate to reach out.