Training Camp Tips – Hall of Fame Living
Over the weekend, we celebrated Mr. Jerry Jones’s induction to the NFL Hall of Fame; such an exciting moment for Dallas Cowboys fans everywhere! In order to join that list of high caliber people, each inductee had to put in lots of time, effort, dedication and make many personal sacrifices.
Similarly, if we want to enter our own Hall of Fame (whatever that is for you), we too have to be dedicated and put in the time and effort necessary to be the best we can be. That all starts with being the healthiest version of you possible! If you don’t have the energy you need, it’s hard to put forth the dedication and effort towards anything in life. Consider these 5 tips to help you be the best version of yourself and on the ballot for the Hall of Fame of your life:
Get an eating schedule
Many of us eat sporadically throughout the day and are frustrated because we are not where we want to be weight or body shape wise. You have to have a schedule to be successful. On the weekend, when you plan for the week, plan what meals and snacks you will eat too and when.
Put recurring reminders in your phone and then snooze if you are rushed in that moment then come back to it. Creating a schedule will help you be more successful and make eating less stressful.
Don’t forget yourself on the brown bag list
Sometimes we will make lunches and snacks for four kids and a spouse and not ourselves. Add yourself to the list! You need food and fuel as much, if not more, than they do! When you make things for your kids, make you a serving too. If you are under-fueled, life will seem more challenging and tiring so add yourself to the list!
Schedule in exercise
So many of us say we do not have time to exercise, but the reality is that if you want to be healthy, you have to get it in!
This could be walking the soccer field while your child is at practice, doing an exercise tape while dinner is in the oven or getting up before the family to hit the gym. An effective practice is to schedule it in your day. Think about three places you can put exercise on your calendar in a week and make an appointment just like you would a meeting. It will help you build the habit.
Get an accountability partner
We need motivation, we want to talk about it and we want people to listen. Find an accountability partner in your stage of life that can encourage you as well as check in on you to make sure you are staying on track. No need for a life coach, just find a friend that can be your support along the way.
Plan a night for you
I know….you don’t have time. But do yourself a favor and figure it out! Find a babysitter, a friend that has kids your age, something!
Plan a weeknight to have a date night, hang out with friends, a spa night or whatever makes you say “ahhhh”. You will be a better version of yourself if you take time for you. It’s not selfish, it’s essential.