Now that the unofficial end of summer has come and gone with Labor Day, we are all transitioning in one way or another back to our routines. From a new school year, work, life change our busy lives and it can be a quite and adjustment.
I had a long, busy past week with being completely out of routine. At work, we closed the gym down for our annual clean up of the facility. Though the days were long, and tiring I still managed to stay consistent with my workouts first thing in the morning and fueling myself with a nutritious Creamy Dutch Chocolate IsaLean shake.
I pulled through and by the time Friday at noon hit, I unplugged and got my downtime in.
Bottom line, we’re all busy, and just because we may have a slight change in our everyday routine doesn’t mean we need to put our health aside. For me, at least getting my daily workout, healthy shake, and sleep in was a non-negotiable and I feel great because I didn’t let it slide.
As we transition into fall, the season of change in only a few short weeks, staying consistent with our health and well-being must take front and center priority. It impacts our relationships (including self), environment, and quality of living.
Here are 3 ways to stay healthy and fit as the fall season approaches.
1) Get Organized
This may sound overwhelming in itself, thinking “where do I find the time”? You do have the time, take small steps. First, think about your fitness and wellness goal, just one for now. From there begin by eliminating what doesn’t support you in achieving that goal (i.e. junk food in the kitchen, office desk).
For example, at work clean out your desk and office space from clutter, filing important papers and documents. At home go through your kitchen and start by cleaning out a refrigerator drawer, go through a pantry shelf and toss the unhealthy foods. This allows room to add in those healthier, quality foods to eat.
2) Enjoy the Outdoors
As the weather begins to cool down, and that fresh crisp is in the air it’s a great way to heighten the senses. The crisp air, breeze, transition of the fall foliage, these months are a great time to exercise outdoors, even a brisk walk during your lunch break, when you get home from work, or after dinner. It’s healthy for the senses, immunity, and improves your mood.
3) Mix your Routine Up
Make small changes in your routine to stay inspired. I mentioned working out at a different gym for instance. Possibly working out at a different time then you typically would? Maybe experimenting with a different meal option you normally wouldn’t of eaten before? Let’s face it, it can get pretty boring eating the same thing again and again. A lot of produce is coming into season such as apples, squash, pomegranate, and oh pumpkin spice.