Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Prepare for success

My next couple of weeks are all out craziness…and it would be really easy to just put my workouts aside and grab food on the go. But I know that those two things aren’t in line with my health goals. So what’s a crazy person to do? Plan and prepare EFFICIENTLY. I love efficiency even when I’m not running around with my head cut off. I might love it a bit too much and don’t take the time to smell the roses when I should, but for these next couple of weeks, my productivity-obsession will serve me well. Here are a few of the things I’m doing to make sure that even on the run, I am healthy and working towards my goals and not stalling out or even backsliding:

Chop-chop! You know I’m a huge fan of veggies, so now when I cut something up, I cut up a lot of things at once and put them in ready to go containers. I already have the cutting board out and am working on my cutting motion, so why not add a few more veggies in there, it takes like 2 minutes. Today, for example, I was making an omelet with stupid amounts of veggies, so I just cut up all of the onion, pepper, a couple more zucchini and spinach and threw some into some containers to use as salad toppers and future omelets. I also cut up strips of carrots, peppers and celery and put them in snack sacks for on the go munching.

On the double! Double your favorite healthy, go-to recipe and then have it for leftovers instead of stopping to grab dinner on the way home because you don’t have time to cook. No excuses…it’s already cooked. Cooking chicken breast or some other lean protein? Make a ton of it and keep it in the fridge for meals, snacks, etc. so you don’t have to take the time to cook it when you don’t have time. Same goes with eggs…hard boil a dozen, throw them in your fridge and viola, a protein packed snack on the go.

Hop to it! If getting in an hour workout just doesn’t seem remotely possible, do 10 minutes at a time or go for the more intense workouts like plyometrics (jumping movements). Here’s a 15-minute one that is a calorie torcher and stress buster!


1 comment:

  1. Erin, I love this! Your enthusiasm level might be hard for some of us to meet, but we can sure try!