Does the typical weight reduction plan feel out of your reach because of your work schedule? If so, you’re not alone. Even if you work a regular 9 to 5 schedule and aren’t among those who are essentially working all the time, it can still be difficult to slip fitness into your week, let alone healthy diet-friendly meals.
That said, this doesn’t mean that a healthy, effective weight reduction plan is impossible for you. There are many ways that you can give your body everything it needs to get your weight under control and keep it that way. This is true even if you find yourself working around the clock more often than not.
The more hours you’ve filled up with work and other responsibilities, the more advanced planning you’ll need to do. A weight reduction plan isn’t impossible, but you’ll need to stay on top of it. It’s true that it won’t be as easy for you as it would be for someone with all the time in the world but it can still be quite straightforward.
Your first step is to get organized. Remember that workout time doesn’t just happen and healthy nutritious meals don’t just magically appear in front of you. Use your weekends (or any other bit of time off you can find on a regular basis) to come up with a meal plan for the week and a shopping list that will ensure you get everything you need at the supermarket.
The organization step for your weight reduction plan may seem like a nuisance at first, but once it becomes a regular habit, you’ll come to love it. It means you’ll always know what you’re going to eat and you’ll always have what you need to make it. Furthermore, it saves you a small fortune because you’ll be less likely to purchase items that you won’t use before their expiry date.
If you think you don’t have time to include exercise in your weight reduction plan, set your alarm clock fifteen minutes early and exercise the moment you get up. Don’t bother with trying to look (or even smell) nice. Just get up, throw on your gear and get started. This may mean your treadmill at home, or you can add a hat and go for a fifteen minute jog or run. Get home, hop in the shower and start your day as usual.
This will not only get half your daily workout done right at the start of the day, but it will also wake you up. You’ll feel more alert, think more clearly and be more efficient. You’ll also be in a better mood at the start of the day.
To get the rest of your workout in during the remainder of the day, focus on tiny steps. Do five minutes at a time. A five minute run outside or up and down the stairs at work during your lunch hour is a great start. Another ten minutes once you get home can polish things off right away, or you can split it into two more five minute sessions, one before you start making dinner and a five minute yoga session before bed.
Being able to stick to your diet is nearly as important as the weight loss strategy you choose in the first place. In fact, many doctors are now recommending that dieters consider their predicted capacity to keep up with the components of a diet as a main factor for choosing it in the first place.
After all, if you can’t stick to your diet, it won’t provide you with much benefit, no matter what the studies show about its potential. If you slip back into the habits that caused you to gain the weight in the first place, it’s very unlikely that the pounds will come off on the bathroom scale.(more…)