Have you ever experienced that feeling when everything in life is just kicking your butt? It happens to the best of us and sometimes when life happens, the bad habits start piling up. Workouts become few and far between, home cooked meals turn into takeout, and 8-hours of sleep just isn’t in the cards. The best thing you can do is to turn your slump into a motivator for success. Here are 5 easy ways to fall back in those healthy habits that keep you happy.
1. Shake Up Your Workout
I’ll speak for myself but when I do the same type of fitness routine for a long period of time I tend to get bored. Search Yelp or Groupon for new fitness programs in your area and give them a whirl. Who knows, you may find a new workout that motivates you.
2. Eat Up
Food is fun (cooking it, eating it) but food can also be stressful when life has already served you a full plate. Whenever I get too busy to cook instead of turning to take out, I turn to healthy meal delivery services like Paleta. Each morning they deliver a cooler with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert. The whole bag of food is around 1200 calories and has all the nutrients I need to keep fit.
3. Catch Some Zzz’s
When the bags under your eyes aren’t Chanel, it might be time to change your sleeping schedule. Try going to be a half-hour earlier each night and wake up just 30 minutes earlier. Getting in that extra hour will make a huge difference in your day.
4. Get Some New Gear
I’ll use anything as an excuse to shop but purchasing a few new things for my fitness wardrobe has really helped me get inspired to get back in the gym.
5. The Buddy System
Sometimes you need a little help from your friends. Grab a fitness accountability buddy or someone to do your fall workouts with. One of my co-workers is my fitness buddy. We head straight to the gym right after work. We also carpool so one of us can’t drive home instead of the gym!
Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of LaurenMessiah.com, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.