Let’s take a look at your typical day. Your alarm goes off, you hop in the shower before the kids wake up, then you rush down the stairs to get their breakfast made and lunches packed. As your children file down the stairs, you scramble to get their lunches in the correct backpack. You manage to have a spoonful of oatmeal before rushing out the door to get them to school, and head to work yourself.
If you ask a Portland Fitness Trainer, planning ahead is crucial to staying focused on your goals and making your life a whole lot easier. As our lives get busier, we have so many things on our mind that we forget to allow time for ourselves as well. You plan ahead for your kids, why not yourself?
As your day is winding down, take time to plan ahead for your breakfast and lunch for the day to follow. Allow for something easy to grab on the go like a Larabar or single serving greek yogurt. Pack leftovers from that nights’ dinner or a salad packed with veggies for your lunch the following day. The more you plan ahead, the chances of stopping off at McDonalds on your way to work of grabbing that slice of pizza for lunch greatly lessen.