The Vibe #14: Drop pounds & gain time in 3 steps

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In today's newsletter, we're going to chat about a secret ingredient that's crucial to our health and fitness journey.

It's something we all have in equal measure, yet somehow, it often feels like there's just not enough of it.

I'm talking about Time ⏳

When we talk about health, fitness, and nourishment, it's not merely about the type of yoga mat you have, or the kind of protein shakes you consume...

It's about the commitment you make to yourself.
The time you choose to invest in your wellbeing πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ₯‘

The fast world we live in can make it challenging to find those precious moments to focus on ourselves...

but remember, the greatest project you'll ever work on is YOU!

Unfortunately, most people is not prioritizing themselves.
This failure to plan is often the plan to fail.

We put work, chores, social obligations, and others ahead of our own needs.

This is exactly what I did a few short years back πŸ–₯️

But today, we'll address how to overcome this and establish ourselves at the top of our to-do lists πŸ”

Remember, you deserve to be the healthiest, fittest, and strongest version of yourself, at any age, and I’m here to help you make that journey easier and more enjoyable πŸ™‚

Here's how in 3 steps:

🟑 Step #1: Make workout your must-attend meeting.

This is crucial because what gets scheduled gets done. 

In the crazy hustle and bustle of life, if we don't consciously carve out time for our health and fitness, it'll always get shoved to the bottom of the to-do list.

Here's how to do it:

Think of your workout as an important business meeting with your health. 

  •  If you're exercise at home or gym by yourself, decide on the days and times for your movement sessions. Whether it's lifting weight, cardio, or yoga. Put them into your calendar as you would any other crucial appointment.

  • If group classes are more your jam, like Pilates, yoga, or spinning at a local studio, plan a week ahead. Select the classes you want to join, book your spot if needed, and slot them into your schedule.

🟑 Step #2: Make a date with your kitchen, and commit to it.

Your diet is just as important as your workouts. You can't outrun a bad diet!

Here's how to keep your nutrition game strong: 

  • Once or twice a week, roll up your sleeves and get cooking. Prepare meals in bulk that can serve you for the next few days.
  • On a daily basis, take care of small meal prep tasks like packing a lunch or pre-chopping veggies to have on hand. This simple routine can be a game-changer.

🟑 Step #3: Always anticipate obstacles and have a plan B.

This is vital because life is unpredictable and things will not always go according to your initial plan.

Here's your strategy: 

  1. Look at your week ahead, identify potential challenges that might disrupt your fitness and nutrition routines. It could be a late work meeting, a kid's recital, or an unexpected dinner invitation. 
  2. Once you spot these, think of alternatives. If you have kids and need to hit the gym, arrange for child care in advance. If there's a late meeting, pack a healthy snack to avoid reaching for junk food.

In Summary

Today we talked about breaking free from the "too busy" rut and putting ourselves first with the life-altering 'Make Time' strategy. 

Remember, we're aiming to swap stress for energy, and those stubborn pounds for a fitter body. 

Your workout? That's a meeting you can't afford to miss.
Your date with the kitchen? It's non-negotiable.
And as for the obstacles? They're just opportunities in disguise. 

So, take that calendar, make your health a priority, and become a master at juggling life without dropping the wellness ball. 

It's time to kick 'too busy' to the curb and embrace 'Make Time'. You've got this!

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