I get it, you’re busy. We all are. But you don’t want your busy schedule to cause you to neglect your health. Your health should be a priority, no matter what your schedule looks like.
I know what’s it like to be so busy and / or exhausted that you don’t feel like cooking, so you decide to get takeaway instead. I’ve done that before too. But there are SO many different healthy and fresh home delivery options available now, and you should definitely take advantage. Even if you just keep a few stocked in your fridge over the weekend or for days when you are more likely to get takeaway. It’s easy, healthy and tastes good too!
Feeling a bit hungry and want a snack? It can be easy to turn to chocolate or junk food. But when you have a big bowl of delicious looking fruit staring you in the face, you’re much more likely to choose fruit as a snack instead. Keep that junk food out of sight, out of mind.
Always in a rush to get to work in the morning? Skipping breakfast is a really bad habit. And so is getting takeaway for breakfast every morning. Make a healthy fruit smoothie the night before and keep it in the fridge so you can have it on the go the next day. My favourite smoothie is made from ½ banana, 1 cup berries, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 1 scoop protein powder. Yum!
When you’re busy, you can also forget to drink enough water. I’m sure you all know how important it is to drink plenty of water! I honestly drink more than 3L per day. My trick is to keep a water bottle with me at all times – when I’m shopping, sitting at my desk, out for breakfast, catching up with friends, etc. I bring it everywhere.
You don’t need to spend 1 hour at the gym every single day to stay fit and active. HIIT is an awesome workout and can be done in less than 30 minutes. Some of my favourite HIIT workouts can be found here and here.