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For many of us, Labor Day comes with a feeling of excitement. Sure, you loved summer and all that came with it; but between camping trips, kids' sports, cookouts, vacations, and endless parties, you are exhausted and your body may have taken a bit of a toll!
Fall signifies getting life back in order. You are ready to set a schedule and take that time once again for you. Now is the time to begin planning your meals out and having a consistent exercise routine that you can follow.
Decide what time in the day works best for you. There is no time during the day that is better from a fat burning standpoint, but I have found that early mornings are the only time when there isn't anything unexpected that pops up and prevents you from getting your workouts in. Set yourself up for success by scheduling your workouts like meetings you can't miss. Find the time and stay consistent. No matter how long you've been off the wagon, never push yourself too hard getting back on track. Think of working out in terms of longevity and lifestyle, not a quick, temporary fix.
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Creating a plan that excites you will help you be happier and healthier.
Sit down and plan out all your meals for the week. Meal prepping ensures you always have options that fit your dietary needs because you've planned in advance and prepared your own food. This makes sticking to your diet significantly easier.
You may have heard the saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Getting back into a healthy routine after summer vacation is very achievable by creating a plan and staying consistent. Do what you have to do to get on that healthy train again. Create a plan that excites you and will make you healthier and happy.Tweet