Personal trainer Emmet Rushe has a guide to developing good healthy habits this September.
In the next 2 weeks, the summer will be officially over.
The kids will all be back a school and everyone’s routines will start to get back to normal.
How you use yours can make a huge difference on achieving your goals.
It is very easy to get overwhelmed by our daily routines. To feel like we have so much to do that we don’t have any time for ourselves or what we need to do.
But, if you actually take a step back and look at how busy we are, what you will usually find is large gaps of time, where we are doing very little apart from procrastinating on social media.
One of the best things you can do to take back control of your time is to start writing things down.
- Plan out your daily schedule and look at the time slots you have to get your training in.
- Prep your food in advance, so there are always better options on hand to eat, especially if you have a busy schedule.
During the holidays, everything can seem to be up in the air and you may not have as much time as you thought you would.
When September comes, you don’t want the same thing to happen.
Time is a valuable commodity and you could be wasting it on things that aren’t in line with your goals.
You may not even realise that you are doing it.
We have become accustomed to ‘being busy’, but when you look into what people are busy doing, it can be a whole load of nothing.
Everything we do is learned habits.
If you have a load of bad habits, they didn’t happen overnight.
Therefore, in order to breed new better habits, you have to allow yourself time to adjust to them.
Set 1-2 new habits to work on and do them consistently for 2 weeks. Once you have achieved them, add in 1-2 more and keep doing this until you have a new routine that is in line with your goals.
- Have set meal times.
- Have set training times
- Have set days where you prep food in advance.
- Make your lunch when you are making the kids lunch
- If you can’t get set times to train, schedule it in a week in advance each time, so you can’t break that set time for the coming week.
With our members in the Rushe Fitness gym and the online members of HabiFit, they all have busy and differing schedules.
They don’t always get to train at the same time each week, but they get their training done as it is now part of their routine.
They all have the same busy schedules and family lives as we do, but they still get it done.
Eating well and going training has become as much a part of their routine as brushing their teeth is.
You are no different to them and this is all achievable for you also.
None of it should feel forced, and if it does, you are probably trying to do too much at once and need to pull back on the amount of changes you are trying to make.
We like to try and crush our goals as quickly as possible, but for most, taking a slower approach may not be what you want, but it is exactly what you need.
All we want for you is success.
We want you to achieve your goals without feeling overwhelmed by the school routine.
This again, all comes down to planning.
- Plan your week
- Plan your training days and times
- Plan your food shop and don’t shop when you are hungry
- Plan what days you will prep your food in advance
- Bag and freeze meat portions in advance
- Have your training gear with you at all times.
- Set your alarm 30 mins in advance so you have time to yourself in the morning
- Go to bed at a set time and don’t bring your phone, tablet or laptop into the bedroom.
Again, these are habits you can build in 1 or 2 at a time.
But in doing so, you are improving your chances of reaching your goals and also of taking control of that valuable commodity that is time.
Don’t waste it!
Our next set of Lean in 2018 classes starts on September 17th.
Once you get the kids back to school and you get back into routine and have time for yourself, why not let us help you to achieve your goals.
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