A few weeks ago I made a separate calendar to track the days that I work out. I also had a few free days where I plugged in my intentional workout. For example, I had barre on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Yoga on Wednesday and Friday through Sunday were blank.
For Friday - Sunday I wrote in weight training. I ended up taking Friday and Saturday off. I forgot to write: TAKE A BREAK. So, a break is what I took, but on Sunday, I had major ADD and had to workout at home. I watched a movie on my computer while doing squats, lunges, yoga poses, plank holds and push ups. I worked up a little sweat and felt good.
3 Tips for figuring out what works for you:
1. What is your favorite time to workout? Or if you don't like working out, what time would work best? More energy in the morning or the evening? When do you feel the strongest? Find a time and start there. If you have to leave early from work, weave around cars, zoom into non-existent parking spaces, it's probably best to find another time. If you enjoy the outdoors, find a great place to go on a walk. A brisk walk. A walk where you get your heart rate up, start with 10 minutes.
2. What do you love doing? I love to mix it up every week. Like I said before, barre, yoga, weight training (which I failed to do last week) and home workouts. If I wrote barre 5 X's per week, I would be setting myself up for failure. Whatever you love, do that. Get moving!
3. What do you like to wear? If you love going barefoot, might want to give yoga or barre a chance. If you love wearing tennis shoes and a light jacket, head out for a nature walk. Studies say that walking outdoors decreases depression and increases serotonin, plus you might see a friendly face!
If you have ADD like me, meal planning can be a real triumph. That is why I created the Healthy Girl Detox + Kiss Program. I created it for people like me who can't create meals from scratch and need a little help figuring out what to make. Not only does it come with scheduled weekly meals, you get a grocery list, journaling exercises and support.
I know that if I don't have a plan, I reach for the easy stuff. The food that takes 3.5 seconds to make. If I have leftovers, the answer is easy. Eat the leftovers. If I have a big batch of quinoa and some avocados, I'll eat that over a bed of spinach. Might even top it with some already cooked grilled chicken. Do you notice that you go out to eat way more when there's nothing planned or cooked in time? You spend way more money and usually end up eating crappy meals.
So do yourself a favor and start planning your workouts and meals. Even if you don't stick to it 100% it's a great tool for motivation.
Figure out your goals and map out your road to achieving them.
"Fail to plan, plan to fail." And this is coming from a non-planner. But it is SO helpful in terms of workouts and meals.