1. Optimise your workout time
Whatever time you have, fill it wisely. Do more exercises that use more muscles to burn more calories and shape you up. This could include my top 5 exercises for the body or hiit training. It could also mean breaking your training down to 15-20 minute slots in the day. During your day, try to move more – park further away, walk to see a work colleague instead of calling, take the stairs instead of the lift – all things that add up to more steps in your day.
2. Simple healthy food
Simple – if you want to lose weight, feel better and improve energy you have to eat well. Try to home cook more than take outs or ready meals – know what goes into your body. Eat lots of vegetables of all colors, incorporate a mix of proteins, include unrefined whole grain carbohydrates and do eat good fats. Planning what you are going to eat, when and sometimes from where will be a big win with nutrition. Fail to plan then plan to fail so they say. I totally agree! If I don’t have my food planned then rubbish will go in (which is also more expensive). So plan, prep, plan, prep!!! Good healthy and tasty food doesn’t have to take hours to make – who has time for that everyday?!!
3. Sleep well
We have all been there. Had a bad nights sleep or not enough and you’re cranky the next day! Not just that but you feel more hungry and more likely to reach for the cookie jar for an energy pick me up. This is when exercising also becomes harder if done at all. Conditions that usually help me sleep better are blackout curtains, a cool room, stop looking at my phone before I sleep and do not check it if I wake up and I read a few pages of a book before lights out. I also plan to have 7-8 hours of sleep a night.