How To Keep Your Healthy Lifestyle Going
I know you probably don’t want to think about being healthy right now with Christmas looming so close and the season to overindulge! But I can bet you will want to think about being healthy in, say, 10 days time so I thought I’d get in there early.
I think the hardest thing about having a healthy lifestyle is sticking to it. All of us can do it, we can eat healthy if we want to and work out but how long does that last? I am very guilty of not sticking to a healthy lifestyle since I moved back in September! I kept making excuses and now here I am in December thinking, well what’s the point in trying now? There’s no need to feel bad about this though and that’s not what this post is about. I want to try to put out some positive vibes to help motivate and stick to a healthy lifestyle, myself included!
So first things first, what is a healthy lifestyle? I guess it differs for everyone. For me it’s a healthy but balanced diet, exercising at least 3-4 times per week, getting 8 hours sleep per night, not smoking and limiting my alcohol intake to just once per week. This for me is attainable and so you need to figure out what works for you before anything else otherwise it’s all going to go horribly wrong and you’ll end up not sticking to it again.
I find writing a plan down helps. I have one for meals I want to eat and one for workout classes at the gym I want to do.
Meal prepping is key. I love to use Pinterest for finding healthy and plant based recipes. I can then plan out what I want to cook that week and I try to make enough for leftovers so that I can have that for lunch the next day too.
Getting into a routine will help you go to bed at a reasonable time. If I’m working late and then going to the gym I will get my boyfriend to cook so that I can eat as soon as I get home, shower and be in bed by 10.30. We generally take it in turns to cook though so we will try to work around that. It’s all just about planning really.
If I know I am going out on Saturday night I will try not to drink Friday night. I never drink during the week either unless it’s Christmas time of course! I also try to eat plant based Sunday to Thursday and then allow myself the odd bit of cheese or milk chocolate on a Friday and Saturday. Balance is key!
So those are my tips. Do you have any to share?
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