If ever there was a common problem faced by most working adults when it comes to losing weight it’s this one: There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to be able to devote enough time to it.
After all, your daily routine probably consists of waking up early, going to work, grabbing lunch at the most convenient place possible before going back to work, and then finally grabbing dinner somewhere before going home utterly exhausted from the day.
Even if you do have a few hours left free after you go home, chances are you already have other commitments including family, that you need to attend to.
Now if this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Countless other working adults are in the same shoes and it’s no surprise that you’re having trouble finding the time to fit in a weight loss plan into your busy schedule. But although it may be tough, it isn’t impossible.
Here’s how you start:
- Find a diet that you can stick to
Don’t try to go for any specific diet if you’re not going to be able to pick and choose what you eat while you work. Instead, try some alternatives with the sole idea of cutting down on your average calorie intake.
Bring some fruits to work to snack on as and when you can, and then eat a smaller lunch if you have to go out. Also, drink lots of water throughout the day, so that your appetite remains under control. Simple enough, right?
Of course this is just an example. End of the day, the idea is to cut on your calories, so as long as you can find something that works for you, go with it!
- Choose between gym workouts or home workouts
Sometimes there’s just no time to go to the gym, especially if it is located quite a ways away, and you’re going to waste time traveling to it before you head home. So what you could do instead is just workout at home.
Alternatively, you could wake up earlier and get in a quick workout at the gym before you start work.
Really, the choice is yours, but the idea is to choose the most convenient option to fit into your lifestyle. If you really can’t find any time, even just 20 minutes of some exercise or other before you go to sleep is better than nothing at all and shouldn’t be too hard to squeeze in!
Notice how fitting in a weight loss plan is all about finding what you can cope with and going with it? For working adults, that really is the key that they require.
Don’t opt for the ‘best possible option’, instead opt for the ‘best possible option that is convenient for you’. If you do this, you’re far more likely to end up sticking to your weight loss routine, which is the most important thing in the long run.
After all, being on the ‘best’ option is pointless if you quit after a week, right?