I have 3 basic health & fitness needs in my life. I’m not going to lie and say I’ve been on track all year as I’ve let things slide due to work, friends, insomnia stress and so on.
So as everyone is refocusing in January on resolutions, goals, etc. I’m focusing my first week back at work on my 3 basics habits to have more energy and therefore feel better. I have a crazy week of workouts planned but if I can at least stick to my 3 basics I will have succeeded.
1. I need at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night. I sleep with my iPhone under my pillow or on the bedside table because sometimes I use it to play nature sounds to go to sleep and of course I use the alarm function. I’m going to see if taking it out of the bedroom or maybe placing it on the other side of the room and just using a good ol’ alarm clock will help me get a full rest. I’m also a tv junkie. I’m going to really re-assess what I’m watching and cut out those shows I’m just watching but not really enjoying anymore.
2. I need at least 4L of water a day when I’m in fitness competition prep mode. I’ve seen some awesome Pinterest ideas to keep on track. See image below. Over the past year I have a large jug with a glass on my desk but haven’t seemed to be able to stay on track. I’m going to try the water bottle trick below and add 1L for my morning workout and 1L for my evening workout.
3. I need to eat at least 5 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner & 2 snacks). I saw two awesome ideas for menu planning boards on Pinterest. Can you tell I spend way too much time on the website? Click here or here to go to the blog explaining how they made theirs. I need to figure out how to adapt for eating 5 meals a day. It might mean a lot of clothes hangers or clips lol. I’ll post pics when I make my own.
Do you have any tips on how you keep these three basics on track?