Then, . . . the guilt sets in. Throw in some frustration over not achieving your goal and you are well on your way to creating a cocktail of stress and a whole lot of other negative thoughts and consequences.
Not. So. Pretty.
But. So. Not. Necessary!
If you find yourself in this scenario and racing the clock, let's not waste any more time and please scan down. I have some ideas to change all that for you.
Finding little time to fit in a workout or healthy meal? Tap here for 7 doable actions you can take today to create a healthier life even when you are crazy busy!
7 Ways You Can Create A Healthier Lifestyle . . . Even When You are Busy
You are about to break that ugly rut and negative cycle! It is possible to achieve the healthier lifestyle that you want without zapping all your time and energy. Flip on down and see if any of these time-saving ideas you can implement rather quickly might help you hop on the road to better health and keep you there . . . yes, even despite your crazy busy days.
1. Verbalize it.
2. Let others do the planning.
Sign up for a workout program on line (lots of great free options for tight schedules) or let the trainer at your gym design the exact measures you are to take to get fit within the time you can give. That way, it is all spelled out for you. No thinking or creating. All done!
Don't miss this: Here is how I created a home gym that fits under my couch!
3. Measure without thinking about it.
Strap on one of those fitness gadgets and eliminate the hassle of measuring your movements, heart-rate, etc. to help you achieve your goals.
Don't miss this: Lots of specifics on fitness trackers with their pros and cons to consider right here.
4. Power up!
Smoothies loaded with superfoods and super powders like this yummy one, Ambronite, is a great ticket to success. I was sent Ambronite to try and am finding it an efficient way to get the nutrients needed to stay strong and powered up all morning! Drinking smoothies is one of my favorite ways to stay nourished despite my busiest days. Look at what Ambronite can do for you below and it only takes minutes to make and you are on your way:
For more information on the tasty Ambronite and how to order some to try for yourself, tap here. When I drank my smoothie with it, I particularly noticed a nice even energy and it really kept me full for a long time with no hunger pains to distract me during my busy day!
Don't miss this: Follow my superfoods pin board to stay up-to-date on what foods you can add to your grocery list to keep you in top shape with little effort.
5. Create a board.
Meal planning is always a smart trick to eating more nutritious food consistently. To make that planning even smoother, create a Pinterest board or several of them to organize all those great healthy food ideas. Do a search for a specific diet, food item or recipe on the search bar at the top. Make sure to download the app to your phone to make it a snap to view at the store for needed ingredients for that healthy simple dinner idea you wanted to try.
Don't miss this: Tap into my healthy meal ideas on my Pinterest boards: soups, vegetables, main entrees, packed lunch ideas, and lots more!
6. Simplify the shopping.
Stay on the outskirts of the grocery store where the fresh foods live. That way you get in and out quicker! Keep the junk food in the junk food aisle (in the middle of the stores usually) and not at your house! If you don't have the junk food in your pantry, you can't reach for it and crush all your attempts to keeping healthy.
Consider stopping by your farmers market for the freshest of choices that require very little cooking preparation to taste fantastic. (Check out my mini-guide with special tips for shopping at farmers markets.)
Consider ordering your groceries, too. It is a huge time-saver, gas-saver and may help keep you on track with your eating goals by not getting tempted to buy something you shouldn't.
Don't miss this: Review these food labels simplified here for you whether you order your groceries on line or shop yourself.
7. Wind it down and take note.
Leading the healthy life isn't only about what your put in your mouth and how much you move. It is also about what you fill your mind with and how much you slow down as well. Relaxation is crucial to get a respite from that busy day to recharge. Whether that means taking a few minutes to read a book, share a healthy meal with family or friends, play with your children or dog, or just letting your mind wander and not be productive at all -- every bit is imperative. Do make time to relax and notice the beauty and blessings that surround you. Those demands will still be there, but let's not be a slave to them.
Don't miss this: Hard for you to relax sometimes or maybe you don't even know what that feels like? Uh-oh! See if any of thees ideas on how to relax appeal to you.
I would love to hear your suggestions on what works for you to keep to a healthy lifestyle when your schedule is tight. Jump in here, please, and share in the comments!