Life is hard, and honestly, I don’t understand how some people do it, there just isn’t enough time in the day. Currently the things I’m trying to juggle are, work, working out, doing freelance, youtube-ing, blogging, committing time to making friends, trying to date, making all my meals and having a clean apartment, I mean honestly, it’s exhausting! So I’m at the point where I’m having to try a priorities and decided what is worth my energy. Work is the easy one because I don’t really get to choose what hours they give me, I just take what I can, but what about the rest?
When it comes to working out, I found it hard to learn to not take it so seriously, and not to beat myself up when I couldn’t go. When I first got my membership, I was trying to go everyday, and would feel guilty when I missed a day, but realistically it didn’t fit into my life to go that often. So, what I had to do is first accept that it was okay to take a day off, the second was to decide what I thought was an acceptable amount that I could still hold myself accountable for. For me I decided 3-4 times a week was a good amount. I do still walk 20+ minutes almost everyday to get to work or the gym and am still seeing my trainer once a week (but I only have one more session!!).
The other half of my struggle with getting fit is figuring out how to eat healthy. A couple of things that are helping me are:
1. Get the right tools
2. MEAL PREP!!!
3. Doing research (Pinterest/instagram/youtube are your friend!)
I’m going to keep this pretty short because I think I’ll try to do a longer post, once I have more experience, and a more solid routine. Three tools that I have found that are really useful for me are my crockpot (I’m still experimenting with it but it’s easy), my 3-in-1 grill, waffle maker, sandwich press (which I’m loving to quickly cook fish and veggies) and my absolute favourite tool that I’ve been using is my nutribullet! I have been experimenting and making hummus, apple sauce and all types of smoothies! However, no matter how good your tools are, if you don’t prep and plan then it’s useless. I still have long way to go when it comes to being an expert meal prepper, but it makes such a difference. Something that’s has been really helping is researching, and looking on pinterest, instagram, youtube, other social media, and food sites for inspiration. I like to do lots of research to help me figure out what to eat and what to avoid. The last thing that’s has been helping to keep me on track, is just experimenting. Trying new dishes, and buying just random food and trying to figure out how to cook or prepare it.
Well I did a terrible job at keeping that short, but what can you do, please comment below or message me on instagram or twitter and tell me what you find helps to keep you on track? And stay tuned for how I’m juggling everything else!
p.s I’m down 8lbs!