Good afternoon, morning, or night depending on where you are reading from. I am happy to update that I made it through yesterday with no afternoon coffee! Hoping to be able to continue that for today as well. I didn’t have any noticeable side effects of eliminating it yesterday other than I really wanted some! With that being said today I wanted to talk about an issue I hear a lot and I’ve used in the past. I don’t have time for that! Face it we all have super busy lives, but if you maintain the attitude that you don’t have time you never will.
Let me tell you I am a busy mom of three teenagers, I work a full time job to help support my family, and I work on my blog and art constantly. If I can do all of those things and still make time to support my WOE then you can too. Yes there have been days I have spent hours meal prepping, and it sucked! In the log run though it helped streamline my schedule and take a lot of stress off of me through the week when I am my busiest. I use to say the same thing about exercise. I don’t have time to work out, but I really do. Often if I am work I take conference calls on my cell and go walk around the building to get some exercise in. Did I hit the gym..nope…but I got movement in. You have to learn to make things fit into your lifestyle and schedule not the other way around.
One of the easiest ways to get things into your schedule is to not overcomplicate them. You want to keep things as simple as possible the more crazy your schedule is. Planning on cooking something that takes more than 30 minutes on a work night for me is just out of the question. So I save more complicated recipes with longer cook times for weekends or days off if it can’t be prepped ahead. Monday nights are super busy for us. There are a lot of after school/work activities so I would never schedule or plan a workout for that night because it would over stress me trying to get it to fit in.
Another way to save time and sanity with diet anyway is limit what you are making. If you are a person that doesn’t need a whole lot of variety then stick with that. It is okay to eat the same thing everyday as long as your eating good and healthy whole foods. I know people that eat eggs as their first meal everyday. There is nothing wrong with that if they enjoy it and they have less stress in trying o figure out what to eat. Something I have discovered after doing Keto for so long is that the simplest of foods taste phenomenal to me anymore. It’s like for the first time in my life I am tasting the actual food and not the hidden chemicals. So when it comes down to it I don’t need the variety that I thought I use to need.
So you want to take control of your schedule and make it work for you then I suggest writing it down. Now do you need some fancy planner? Absolutely not! Just write down things you have to deal with on a normal basis in a plain notebook. See if there are ways to combine things or move days and if not then know those days may just have to be super simple days. For some reason in my life Mondays and Thursdays are always bad, so I avoid as much extra as possible on those days.
If you have an amazing support system don’t be afraid to utilize it either. Family can be a great resource to use. We have even made our kids cook a couple nights before to give ourselves a break. Ask your friends for recipes or advice on how they do it. Don’t make it feel like your all alone and have to conquer the world on your own!
So in summary stop making time your enemy and maximize what time you have. There are so many ways to achieve this you just have to find what works best for you. In closing today I would also like do a couple reminders: 1.) If you have a great success story or know someone that does I would love to right up a featured blog about them, just shoot me an email. 2) I am looking for a couple people who could use some help with their keto diet and meal planning, I am currently working on a program for these and need some people to try it out before taking it to the next level. If your interested reach and to me. And 3.) Keep Ketoing On!