About the Author: Hi, my name is Ricky, I am an internet geek, fitness buff and entrepreneur. When I’m not busy running around like a headless chicken I try to keep fit and live a healthy, happy and exciting lifestyle. It’s not easy, but if I can do it you can too!
I used to work out a lot when I was at college, I had plenty of time and I loved to do it, so my fitness levels were generally good and I was happy with myself. Unfortunately College doesn’t last forever and eventually I had to get a real job, my life got a whole lot busier and my training slipped. On top of that I started eating badly, because that was easier, and I was always in a hurry.
Anyway, long story short, I eventually decided that it was about time I whipped myself into shape, so to speak. So I set about figuring out how to do that despite working what seemed like 300 hours a week (boo hoo I know).
Set a Schedule
When you are busy you waste an awful lot of time by not knowing what to do. Often, finding time to work out is as simple as setting the times when you are going to do it. If you have a small window of time available, you might be surprised by how much you can fit in, provided you make it routine.
I for instance decided to set Monday and Friday as my workout days. Straight after work I would go to the gym knowing exactly what exercises I needed to do, I would do them, get showered, get dressed and get home in time to do all those other things that needed doing.
Stock Up On Quick Healthy Snacks
After a workout, a run or whatever I want food right away, but if I work out right after work it’s not practical to cook a big meal. So I treat myself to an apple, a healthy vegan cookie and a protein shake. That fills me up with the calories I need and also makes me feel like I’m not depriving myself of tasty food.
Learn Bodyweight Exercises
On the days that I can’t make it to the gym it is hard to do much in the way of bench presses and the like; but you can get a really good workout from body weight exercises and they can be done virtually anywhere. Try learning a few pushup exercise variations, squats, planks, and burpees. Dips and pull up opportunities are everywhere too if you look for naturally occurring ledges and bars.
Cook in Bulk
Most dietary slips happen when you are hungry and the quickest input of calories comes in the form of carbs and sugar. So get into the habit of cooking more than you need, you can easily cook 3 or 4 days worth of food and freeze portions.
Do this and next time you need a meal there will be something healthy, nutritious and quick just 5 microwave minutes away. (this tip will save you money too)