Ahhh, the Monday after Thanksgiving. Struggle city over here! And speaking of struggles, the struggle is constant for me when it comes to staying in a healthy routine, especially after a season of eating and drinking (aka the holidays – #somuchturkey!). I’ve found that the maximum amount of time I can make something work is usually a month. Why does this happen every single time?! Well, I think I’ve finally had some kind of epiphany. Taking on too much or trying to make too many changes at one time always seems to be a recipe for disaster, so here is my best advice on making some small changes that’ll have a positive impact on your health. Plus, help to finally create a sustainable routine.
Focusing on one meal a day
I can get really intimidated by all the meal planning and hours spent preparing for the week ahead, which means when Sunday rolls around I talk myself out of it. To avoid becoming overwhelmed (and thinking about quitting before I even start) I think it can be more effective to just think about one meal at time. So maybe just focusing on breakfast for the first week – a spinach omelette or a healthy smoothie. This way you don’t make a ton of food in advance that just goes bad in the fridge.
Getting your body moving
I don’t know about you guys, but when I decide to focus on my health I usually start off by saying I’m going to work out five days a week or more, but really, who am I kidding? When you’re currently working zero days a week, I think any movement is better than none....