Arranging your world for success may be the number one important thing to do. It is the best way to set yourself up to be successful.
Make it as easy as possible for yourself to reach your workout goals:
|Empty and refill your bag as soon as you get home|
If you are driving to the gym, make sure your makeup, deodorant and underwear is in your gym bag. (Yes, I have forgotten my undies before). Put your gym bag in YOUR CAR so that even if you bail on your workout, it forces you to get out of bed no matter what. Chances are if you get out of bed and go out to the car, you will end up getting in your car and going!
If you work out in the evening, plan ahead what everybody else will be doing while you work out. Get the kids a special video, pre cook their dinner, schedule the evening so that YOU get what you need.
Plan workouts that work! Going to the gym or going for a walk without a plan is not a good way to maximize your workouts. Purchase a systematic program from Beach Body or find a program online that will work for you.
Create a "safe" kitchen to help you reach your nutrition goals:
|My boys helping me prep!|
Each week, make a list, shop, and prep your food. If it is ready, then you can reach in and grab a healthy choice without having to think. No thinking means less opportunity for you to lie to yourself or grab the wrong thing.
Create a "safe" work space:Clean our your desk drawers. Place an extra Shakeology shake in your desk drawers for emergencies. Recognize what activities or parts of the day are the most stressful. Plan a 10 minute walk for that time of day or after that activity.
Create "Rules" for yourself.My number one rule on the weekends is, NO taking a shower before I workout. That means I walk around town greasy and gross until I force myself to work out. It is too easy to hang out on the couch or spend the day shopping and skip my workout if I take a shower before working out.
During the week, I don't eat anything at work that I do not bring from home. This prevents me from eating goodies that my staff brings in.
Arranging your world helps you feel in control and responsible for your own health and fitness!