1. Set a schedule
Creating a reasonable schedule for yourself can help you manage your time during busy workweeks. Oftentimes, it can be hard to find time to make healthy meals or squeeze in a workout. However; thoroughly allocating your time for different tasks such as work, cooking, exercise and leisure can help you be more productive within your life.
2. Hit the Gym
Going to the gym regularly can help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. Have a plan of what you want to achieve and talk to a member of the gym on what you can do to reach those goals. Typically, including a combination of cardio and strength training is a great starting point if you have a busy schedule. Start by doing 15 minutes of moderate to intense cardio such as using the treadmill or the Stairmaster. Then move into 15 minutes of strength training using equipment and weights.
3. Drink water
It is important to stay hydrated when transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. This will ensure that your muscles are able to heal properly after hefty workouts and may even prevent you from overeating.
4. Plan your meals
Meal planning can help you manage your calories as well as incorporating healthier foods in your diet. You can do this by planning and preparing your meals ahead of time. Begin by curating core recipes that are healthy and contain larger amounts of proteins as opposed to carbs.
5. Make small changes
Oftentimes, the small changes can add up and create a big change. Some seemingly small things you can do in your everyday life include substituting unhealthy habits with slightly healthier ones. Begin by substituting your morning coffee with a smoothie of your choice. Mixing greens such as kale or spinach in your smoothie can help you intake those nutrients super easily. You can also start getting healthier by getting off the train one stop earlier and walking the balance. This simple way of gradually adding 15 minutes of walking time into your lifestyle can help create great changes.
6. Enjoy Yourself
Lastly, make sure that you are enjoying yourself. Achieving a healthier lifestyle is a journey and is the most effective when you are happy and enjoying yourself. Try setting goals or hitting the gym with a friend to stay motivated and excited!
The Markahm Gym
The Mall at Langham Square,
8339 Kennedy Road, Unit 2800