Planing to Succeed

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In our society, our technologically-centered lives don’t let us lose a second of time. It seems we’re always behind, always playing catch-up, and we strive to improve our “time management

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And we all know this doesn’t stop when we become parents. Actually, it seems to increase. By having children, you inherit a responsibility that never ends, even when you work or sleep. The life of every parent is inherently busy and, at many times, stressful.

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So when it comes to getting in shape, many of us are always planning to get in shape but allow those plans to remain in the future instead of choosing to make them right now. We must, instead, begin setting aside specific time in our daily lives for exercising and eating nutritiously. Work-out time and time to prepare healthy meals do not magically appear: We have to create them, and the only way to do so is to plan.

Studies show success when people follow healthy routines. By establishing time for home responsibilities, it’s easier to prioritize and figure out time to dedicate to our fitness. And then we have to commit. The regimen of the plan shouldn’t allow room to “cheat” on the program because decisions about exercising and eating are already in place. If one area of life (work, i.e.) intrudes on the work-out for the day, then the work-out must happen another time that day or the next day; this is how we need to start thinking. Consistency is very important.

For those of us who already plan, we know it’s no big deal and it takes much less energy than thought it would initially. For those of you who don’t plan yet, this may seem a bit overwhelming. While it takes effort at first, the rewards of better health, fat loss, less fatigue and stronger bodies greatly outweigh the small sacrifices of planning.

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