Sports Bra Fit:
TTS with a good amount of support for low impact sports and has moisture wicking fabric. I like this bra for when I’m doing inclines on the treadmill and it’s also great for yoga. It’s actually called the Vinyasa Sports Bra. You gotta see the strappy back!
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5. Lay Out Your Clothes the Night Before
How many times have you stared into a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear?! It happens to all of us! Look at the weather, then pick out your outfit, down to shoes and accessories!
I do this for my early morning workouts too! Even though it’s just a workout outfit, I still pull it out of my drawer and put it on the island in my closet so it’s all ready to go!
6. Plan Your Meals for the Week
This is critical not only for being healthy, but for saving time and not being frazzled each night when the inevitable question pops up, what’s for dinner?? It prevents you from having to stop and pick up something after work last minute and also from grabbing fast food! I meal plan every Saturday morning
. The hardest part is just choosing the meals, but I made a recipe binder
of our favorites and that’s helped a ton!
7. Wake Up to a Clean Kitchen
You might wonder how this will help you find more time to exercise but trust me it works! I have been doing this religiously without missing a night for the last few months and it’s been a total game changer.
If you wake up in the morning and there’s a sink full of dishes, you might be tempted to want to take care of that first thing instead of heading out to a work out. For me, waking up to a clean kitchen just sets my day off on the right foot! Every night after dinner I do three things: 1) put all the dishes in the dishwasher and run it if it’s full; 2) wipe down the sink and counters; 3) and vacuum the floors.
Doing these three things has also helped me keep the kitchen clean all day long and makes prepping dinner especially easy! I don’t have that wasted energy of “oh no, I have to clean the kitchen before I can even get started cooking.” It’s dreamy seriously!
8. Use a Timer to Stay on Task
With all that we have to get done in a day, I find it helps me stay on task and get work done more quickly when I use a timer. I have the Be Focused app on my computer and it’s set for 25 minutes, then a 5 minute break. I will work uninterrupted in those 25 minute increments and if something pops into my mind, just jot it down on a note pad next to me, but I won’t stop working or do anything else until the timer goes off. Then I do take a 5 minute break which is perfect for quickly switching gears to answer comments and respond to DMs and emails or make a quick call.
Having the timer also helps keep me going when I want to quit. Or, when I need to head back to my office at night to finish something. I say, “just give it 25 minutes” and that will give me the nudge to get it done.
9. Go to Bed Early
We need our beauty sleep ladies! Not just for aesthetics, but for sanity! If you’re running on empty, you need to recharge with a good night’s sleep. Especially if you’re waking up early. I’m in bed by 9, asleep by 10, when I wake up at 5:20.
You can see how much I love these leggings – I have them in several colors. And I swear by these no show socks. I wear them with all my athletic shoes, even my slip on sneakers! They stay put and keep their shape!
10. Mediate and/or Pray
Our lives are often so busy and we’re pulled in so many directions that it’s truly amazing to stop and realize that there’s a helping hand out there for us, just waiting to be called upon. When I start my day thinking, “I have so much to do today I don’t even know where to start” and that not smart voice wants to tell me, “you don’t have time to meditate or pray” is exactly when I know I need it the most. We ALL have 10 minutes to sit down and be still. You could try it now. I bet you’ll end up with a better sense of calm and focus after.
Which of these habits will you start incorporating today?? Let me know in the comments!
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