I wanted to share with you some fitness hacks I wrote about earlier this year that helped me stay focused. While getting closer and closer to my goal I realize how important consistency is to me. But in order to stay consistent, you have to have tricks up your sleeve to get rid of excuses.
Here’s an excerpt for the fitness hacks I wrote about on For Harriet.
“It’s mid-January and everyone who made promises to stay healthy and fit for the New Year is holding on for dear life to keep up with those commitments. If you’re like me, you’re juggling multiple activities along with a full time job, and realizing just how much hard work it takes to stay consistent.
Consistency is something that I have often struggled with on my fitness journey. However, thanks to Pinterest and keen observation, I have found some fitness hacks that help keep me focused and dedicated to my health. The key to consistency is to eliminate all possible excuses. That’s it. If you’re honest enough with yourself, you’ll be able to identify your bad habits. Here are the fitness hacks that have helped me, and I hope they can help you reach your fitness goals as well.
1. Plan and prepare most of your meals at the beginning of the week.
“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” I absolutely hate that quote—only because of how true it is. I never fully believed in meal planning because, well, I didn’t want to take time out of my busy schedule to plan for the week ahead. But, it actually saves time and money to dedicate a few hours each week cooking three meals in advance. It also helps with staying on track with calories and portion sizes. As I’m sure you’ve heard many a fitness guru say, 80% of reaching your healthy living goals comes from proper eating habits. You eliminate the chance of going off track by having food ready to eat. Meal prep eliminates guesswork when you’re already tired from a long day.”