Even though this saying sounds cliché, it is a simple fact. If you pack your gym bag the night before, you are more likely to get in even a quick workout. When you pack your lunch the night before you won’t resort to a vending machine or fast food restaurant for your lunch choices. Besides helping with your dedication, being prepared helps you to feel in charge of your life. There is always room for spontaneity, but when you have a plan at least you know you can get right back on track and stay in charge. You don’t pack up a suitcase and go on vacation without knowing where you are going so why leave everything to chance when trying to achieve your fitness and nutritional goals?
Spend a few hours one day per week planning what you’re going to take for lunch and snacks. Pre portion your snacks and have them ready to go. Put your workouts on your calendar as appointments. And most importantly, don’t give up if you forget your lunch one day or skip a workout! Make the best choices you can and get right back on track.