A really short post today with 5 action items that will change your life. FitterFaster clients can attest to the fact that the following will make a huge difference if you just do them.
I’d suggest, pick one action, do it for a week before adding the second action and so on. By the 6th week, you will feel and look a whole lot different.
Cut out that wine/beer or other alcohol in the evening
Yep, that glass or 2 (or bottle) of wine you’ve been having to ‘relax’ because you deserve it. It’s not serving you!
You may think it is doing you the world of good, but in actual fact, it is making your life worse, not better.
The first week’s action is to cut out all alcohol during the week. If you still wish to have a drink, save it for one day on the weekend and seriously, limit the amount and really enjoy it
Get To Bed Earlier
I know you’re busy at night, but if you’re honest with yourself, you really could get into bed earlier. If you find it hard to fall asleep, start by going 30 minutes earlier (build that to an hour) and read in bed.
Your new sleep time will become habit. You just have to give it some time. Cutting out that alcohol in the evenings will also help you to have a more restful sleep as well.
Start Cooking At Home
This is a no brainer and probably could have been first on my list. Out of 7 nights, make a commitment to totally cook your evening meal from scratch at home for at least 4 of them. Build that up over a few weeks till you’re cooking fresh meals at home for at least 6 nights per week.
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Take Your Own Lunch
The simplest way to do this, is to simply cook an extra serve at your evening meal and take it to work, school or wherever with you the next day. How easy is that! Alternatively, pack a salad with some left over meat,chicken or fish (most meals cna be eaten cold if you have no way to heat during the day)
If you’re buying your lunch (no matter how ‘healthy’ it seems) you need to stop that now. If you live in Maryborough however Cafe Cardio Pulse at the hospital makes many FitterFaster meals which you can purchase fresh daily. Their menu changes daily and they feature many of the recipes in the free recipe book download above.
Yep, you knew this was coming. Commit to doing something every day. You read that right – every day. The best way to make something a habit is to do it regularly. If you promise that you’ll do something say, 3 times per week, it is too easy to keep putting it off thinking you’ll do it later in the week. And we all know what happens then.
A walk, a group session, a visit to the local gym, a workout at home. Commit 10-15 minutes daily at first. Once that becomes habit, you can increase the duration of a few of those sessions and keep the other days short.
Get up 15-20 Minutes Earlier to have breakfast
Now that you are getting into bed earlier, getting up just 15 minutes earlier won’t be a problem. Get up and cook or prepare yourself a healthy breakfast before the rest of your tribe even wakes.
A couple of eggs with some veggies cooked with them, some greek/natural yogurt with fruit or some leftovers from last night’s tea. All quick and easy as well as nutritious.
I like to make a huge egg and vegetable quiche on the weekends so that I simply need to cut a slice in the mornings. Alternatively, quiche ‘muffins’ are also easy to prepare and you can have them in the fridge ready to go. These also make great packed lunches.
You can find some easy breakfast recipes here: Easy Breakfast Recipes
Your day will start much better if you’ve eaten a healthy and filling meal for breakfast.
Select one of these new habits each week and commit to making it work for you. Although they seem so simple, they really will change your life.
If you have any questions about this or any other health or fitness issues, just email me any time firstname.lastname@example.org