Time is of the Essence ….

There are many “stories” I see with my clients. They come from different walks of life,  some have kids, some are married, some work 60-80 hours per week, some are unemployed, but what the most common theme I hear with many people is “I don’t have time to eat healthy” or I don’t have time to workout etc….

But when we really break it down for our clients, we all have “time” we just have to make time! So I am writing to all you “time adhesive” people today to show  you how time can be your worst enemy or your best friend!

A big way to help with time management is to Pre-Plan your day the night before – If we plan out our agenda the night before we can treat our workouts and cooking like an appointment. This way we will take it more seriously and make it a priority just like you would a business meeting or school etc…

Schedule your workouts on a calendar and COMMIT to it! Would you cancel on a client because you didn’t feel like going, or you were too tired; I doubt it so why would you put your health on the back burner?

Plan your meals on Sunday….. I cook for the week every Sunday. Most of us have Sunday off and have the opportunity to really utilize our time efficiently! Cook for the week and by that I mean, write a menu plan and get your booty in the kitchen. The number one reason for bad food choices is poor time management! So make this a priority just like you would for your favorite show on t.v.! Heres how…

Grab a crock pot and throw a bunch of goodness (i.e. veggies, chicken, chicken broth, sweet potatoes etc..)and let it cook over night. This will ensure at least two or more meals depending on family size that you don’t have to worry about preparing; and now you have more time!  Another time saver is to turn your oven to 400 degrees and bake 6-8 sweet potatoes for an hour at one time and this should last you for the week.

Make your BBQ your best friend… Chris and I buy our meat in bulk and then stick a variety of meat on the grill and use it for dinner and lunch for the next couple of days.

Always have snacks on hand at your desk, in your purse, or brief case etc. By doing this you will have something to grab in the clutch and you won’t go to the “bad” foods when you are starving.

If we make time for the importance things in our lives and not fill it with mindless tasks we will not only get success, we can definitely accomplish everything we “need” to get done and everything we “want” to get done too!

What Steps are you going to take CPM’ers to make the most of your time?

The O-Board Says…

A.
Every Minute On The Minute For 15min
10 Russian Swings
5 Air Squats
5 Push-ups

B.
18 Minute AMRAP
15 Toes To Bar
20 Wall Balls 14/20#
25 Sit-ups
30 wtd step up

Posted by: Annie