If your summer weight lost journey grinded to a halt, don’t worry. You’re not alone. With vacations, trips and crazy summer camp schedules, it’s difficult to stay on track. Now that the kids are headed back to school, it’s time to put some focus on your weight loss efforts. Here are four tips to get you back to you.
1. Pack your lunch when you pack theirs
Pack your lunch the night before and when you pack your kid’s lunches. Not only will it encourage you to prepare for the next day, but you’re likely to make their lunches healthier. Preparation is key to solid weight loss success on any program.
2. Prep after school snacks
Cut up veggies and fruit and put them into containers so both you and kids can grab and go. Having healthy food prewashed and prepared, makes it easy to stick to the Weight Watchers program as fruits and veggies have zero PointsPlus® values.
3. Walk your kids to the bus
I know…it’s embarrassing for them. But, it’s good for you so do it. Walk them to the bus and then keep on walking. In fact, walk yourself to the closest gym and spend the first 30 minutes of the day on you.
4. Put time on the calendar for you
You can’t take care of others, until you take care of yourself. I promise myself 30 minute of me time every morning and then take 60 when I can. That means that I get up before everyone else. I quietly grab my gym clothes, brush my teeth, put up my hair and then peddle my bike to the gym while listening to my favorite podcasts. Once I’m there I spend 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 on strength before peddling back home. If I sleep in that day I’ll still take a walk around the block.
If you want to lose weight, get healthier or just want to take time out for yourself, you have to plan ahead and protect your time. Blocking time on my calendar for myself and getting up earlier than my family works best for me, but I’d love to hear what works for you in the comments below.
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