The day-to-day is not always easy, and the good work you do for others has to start with the good you do for yourself. Go ahead and step away from that desk as nutrition Expert Joanna Li shares her thoughts on balancing work and working out.
IT ALL TAKES TIME.
the key to finding balance is to be flexible with your time. An “all or nothing” mentality can actually hold you back, believe it or not.
Just remember: building healthy habits take time. The first step is always ‘trying.’
FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE.
The less you enjoy something, the less likely it becomes a habit. Don’t force yourself into something you hate. They become chores, and nothing more.
Always try to find love in something, whether it’s Pilates, spin class, barre, etc.
There’s something for everyone.
TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF.
It’s so simple. Without “me” time, we can’t flourish.
The last thing we need is to burn out.
Making time for yourself creates that much needed balance. Become more productive, and feel less stressed. Being by yourself never felt so good.
Remember: this is YOUR workout plan.
By being conscious of the small steps, as well as the overall big picture, planning ahead can easily help in making exercise and health a top priority.
Start off slow. What you may have thought was the impossible can very well be the exact opposite.
BUILD A SENSE OF COMMUNITY.
Share your fitness experience with others.
By allowing others, friends and strangers alike, to be a part of your fitness activities, it will keep your motivation and excitement at an all-time high.
Whether it’s yoga class or a group jog, building a community of like-minded, health conscious people can push you to thrive.
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Joanna Li, RD is a Registered Dietitian based in NYC, and is currently a nutrition coordinator helping to improve the health status of low-income pregnant women and their children. For the full article and more on Joanna’s love of sharing healthy and delicious meals, visit her at Just My Cup of Jo.