Lately life has been a bit nuts for me (hence the lack of weekly posts). I’m in the middle of midterm exams, appointments, work deadlines, and a boatload of other commitments.
So I thought today I’d go over some of the things that keep me healthy and energized when life is full of stress, deadlines, and appointments. I know life can get crazy for all of us, so I hope these tips will help you stay healthy and fit when you don’t have a lot of time.
Take your Vitamins
Seriously, when you’re always on the go your immune system can get run down. Taking a multivitamin or some extra superfoods might be enough to give your system that extra boost! I take spirulina and vitamin C daily. On days I don’t get sunshine I also take vitamin D.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
I know that it can be hard to get that meal in when you’re trying to rush out the door, but it’s important! If I don’t start my day off with a nutritional boost I simply don’t have the brain fuel for classes or the physical strength to keep going (seriously, I feel faint or nauseous if I skip breakfast!). Maybe some of you don’t even notice if you eat breakfast or not, but it’s still vital because that’s what kickstarts your metabolism.
Maybe you’ll be more inclined to eat breakfast if you wake up to this bowl of goodness – Peaches N’ Cream High Protein Oatmeal.
Use a Meal Supplement
Don’t you dare skip that meal! Seriously. When things get extra crazy I just have to grab my shake n’ go tumbler with a scoop of protein and run. You should do the same!
Vega just sent me their newest flavour of Vega One (French Vanilla) and it is fabulous! It’s got 15 grams of plant based protein for only 135 calories (50% daily vitamins and minerals)! It’s low in fat, high in fibre, low in sugar, low in sodium, and includes healthy fats. Not only that, it has probiotics, greens, antioxidants, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, and a blend of amazing vitamins and minerals. If you’re going for a nutritious breakfast in a bottle, you can’t get much better!
This is just one yummy way to make my life that much easier when life is a little wild. I love that it is dairy, gluten, and soy free! Thanks Vega – you know I’m nuts about all your products! Everything about them is amaaazing – it’s like instant energy!
Fit in Mini Workouts
There are days where you don’t have time for anything but a fast workout. You could always do my quick ab routine (below) for a quick one or else just go for a 2 mile sprint (less than 20 minutes).
You also might want to check out my post about ways to get fit without trying – things like tightening your abs while you drive or taking the stairs DO make a difference! Something is always better than nothing!
You need to be drinking half your weight in ounces EVERY day (here’s why)! ‘Nuff said.
It’s a common known fact you won’t be as apt to make a bad food choice if you have something healthy packed. I always try to pack snacks because when I’m hungry it’s easy for me to grab anything (usually not healthy!) just because I feel like I’ll die if I don’t (yes, I’m a drama queen).
Hope you enjoyed these tips! I’d LOVE to hear if you have any tips on staying healthy and fit when you’re on the go. Please share them in the comments!
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