Tuesday Tip: Take Twenty mins ⏰
I know it’s hard to fit everything in and perhaps spending hours at the gym or meal prepping isn’t possible, but in just 20 mins you could still do something positive towards your goals.
#1 Go for a walk
Take a 20 min walk, either after lunch or as an afternoon or morning break. It will burn some calories, get you some fresh air (and maybe vitamin D if the sun is out), energise you and get any food you’ve eaten moving through your system. It helps to lower blood sugar levels and appetite, and reduce cravings.
#2 Prep something
So you may not have time to make a full meal but prep things you can; prep veg for later, or boil up a batch of grain/potatoes etc for the rest of the week, make a big salad, roast veggies, or cook some fish or chicken fillets. Then later all you need to do is add dressings/herbs/ spices and reheat. So no excuse to reach for the takeaway if you’re back late.
#3 Do a workout
You don’t need to go to the gym to workout. Try a short hiit workout at home or work. This can be anything from combinations of things like squats, lunges, pushups etc, to more intense moves like burpees, jump lunges, jacks etc or just a bout of skipping? Or even a short jog or some intervals (2 min jog, 1 min walk for the 20 mins) – something is better than nothing right!
Spend 20 mins and plan your meals for the week, schedule in your workouts, or write your shopping list – if you have a plan you’re far more likely to stick to it.
#5 Take time out
Take 20 mins and do something totally different, for you; read a book, sit in the sunshine, have a cuppa, catch up with a friend. These things are just as important as the food and exercise when it comes to sticking to your plan.
#6 Sort your cupboard/drawer
There’s something really cathartic about organising isn’t there? So sort through a food cupboard, bin the out of date stuff, pull things to the front that have been forgotten at the back, sort your tupperware etc You’ll feel much more positive about eating healthily if everything is easy to find and plus you might find some ideas for meals that you’d forgotten.
Happy Tuesday 🤗 xx