In 2018, I left my full-time career in law to pursue my own passions and build my own business. The biggest thing I’ve noticed GFs, is that doing your own thing is just as time-consuming, (if not more) than a career in law! I often feel like there are not enough hours in the day to stay on track with my health and fitness goals, so when I’m feeling this way I like to implement some small changes into my routine/lifestyle, in order to handle my time more efficiently.
Want to know how you can stay on top of your health with a busy schedule? Here are my 8 healthy hacks for busy people!
On Sunday night, I like to plan my week ahead including any appointments, gym sessions, grocery shopping and time with friends. This gets me into a good mindset to start the week and helps me prioritise myself accordingly for that week.
Personally, if I leave my workout until the afternoon, I almost never have the motivation to actually do it, or something comes up and I have to work late. This is why I always do my workouts in the morning. It gets them over with, I don’t have time to not feel motivated and it puts me in a great mood to start the day!
So this healthy hack came about when I bought my first fitness watch. I considered myself a super active person but after wearing this watch for a week I realised that I was active for roughly 40 mins during my workout, but then the rest of the day I was mostly sitting down – so my watch considered me a “low active” person. I decided each day that I was going to get in at least 10,000 steps. At any opportunity I would take the option to walk – I would walk to the next bus stop, walk to an appointment, or take my puppies for a quick walk. Slowly my watch now considered me a “moderately active” person and I am super happy knowing that I’m still active during my day.
If you don’t have a lot of time that during the day, that’s okay. Just make sure you have quality workouts instead of just trying to get in many as possible!
Save time and order your groceries online with delivery. This saves you having to go to the grocery store and also buying extra things you see that you really don’t need or eat. Once I started using Hello Fresh, I never looked back!
I don’t like the taste of frozen food so I don’t do weekly meal prep on Sunday night like others. As I am already making dinner, I make an extra serving and save it for lunch the next day. This way I know I am eating something healthy but also not eating the same things every single day.
Combine your workout and seeing your best bud in one = killing two birds with one stone. Working out with friends is always so much more fun, and as a bonus, you will have someone there to challenge you.
So I always try to have an SPS where I get my life sorted for the week. I take half of my Sunday (morning or afternoon) and get my stuff done – life admin, washing, workout, cleaning, studying, etc. This sets the whole tone for the week and I find having the little things done saves me so much more time during the week.
Lots of love,