One of the more challenging aspects of weight loss is to find time to take on all the extra responsibilities that come with a healthier lifestyle. You need time to prepare healthy meals, find time to exercise, time to buy food & other supplies, time to pack lunch for work so you don’t have vending machines, & so on.
How can you make time for these responsibilities without feeling overwhelmed?
Firstly, get into the habit of always planning ahead. Every week, make a list of things you need to do to stay on track. List all the things you need to do & figure out the most effective was of completing each task. Can you amalgamate activities, such as stopping by the market on the way home from soccer practice? Can you make a bigger batch of vegetables & freeze them in individual servings to quickly heat up later on? Plan ahead & you’ll find out that eating healthy & losing weight takes much less time than you worried that it would.
When you are rushed, it’s tempting to say: “I don’t have time to do it now, I will do it later.” “But often, later never comes. Lastly, you should schedule for important activities such as exercise, getting enough rest, & preparing healthy meals. Avoid postponing or putting off these tasks until later. If you’ve any spare moments at any time at some point in the day, use the time to do things to make new habits easier. Wash workout clothes while cooking dinner. Pack lunch for tomorrow after tonight’s dinner. Delay leads to a vicious circle of never having enough time to get everything you need to do, done.
Buying a simple notebook & jot down all your appointments, obligations, & yes, your weight loss activities. Make time for them, even if you’re too busy.
Weight loss, like most other things in life that simply must be a high priority. If you treat your weight loss tasks as though they’re very important to you, you’ll make time to do what you need to do to maintain the healthy lifestyle and achieve your weight loss goals.