I just don’t have time. That is my stock
excuse whine to everything and I’ve used it as an excuse to gain almost 50 lbs.
No more. I gave myself a some time this weekend to think about how to work around not having any time. And I think I have come up with a solution that doesn’t require hours cooking and packing up food or existing off of prepackaged soup. (I found an online source of Optifast and it’s been soooo tempting!)
Here’s what I came up with:
The “I Have No Time” Health Restoration Plan
Planning, preparation and sticking to plans are all critical parts of successful weight management. These days I’m sucking at all three aspects. Lots of reasons excuses why. No need to whine about them here.
Mindful eating is a great idea. In theory. But not for me right now.
Purchased diet plan? Nope. Never again.
Prepare and pack food every day? Not right now.
So what to do?
- Limit choice most days
- Move most days
- Rinse and repeat
Remembering is hard. Working on that – so far all reminders are ignored.
Limit choice most days:
M, W, TH: Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs; Lunch: roasted broccoli and carrots; Greek yogurt. Snack: ricotta cheese. Dinner: small portions of whatever we are having.
T, F: Breakfast: Greek yogurt: Lunch: out – ⅓ of food. To go box. Snack: Apple. Dinner: ⅓ of lunch leftovers. D won’t eat. He’ll be full from lunch.
Weekends: go with the flow. Look for veggies
Find Movement most days:
Back to early am workouts. Barre 3 is looking good again. Thinking of taking a few studio classes to augment online classes
Rinse and repeat.