Spinach salad with cranberries, cheese and onions.

Being Busy Doesn’t Give You the Right to Be Unhealthy

How wonderful would it be for our day to turn out exactly the way we planned?

I mean, wouldn’t it be great if we could get out of work at four, get to the gym at five, and be home for dinner around seven every single day? Yes, it would be… but it’s rarely ever going to happen. Life is unpredictable, which means that we have to adapt the best we can to get to where we want to be.

Being busy or tired doesn’t give you a free pass to eat unhealthy or skip the gym. Quit the bullshit. We both know that if you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way to make it happen. Trust me, it’s not that difficult.

Still, people are experts at finding excuses as to why they can’t be as healthy as they’d like, which is why I’ve provided a few solutions.


“I don’t have time to cook.” 

Picture of potatoes, asparagus and meat cooking on a stove.

Honestly, nobody has time to cook.

Do you really think that I rather be in the kitchen prepping my meals than sleeping off a long week? Didn’t think so. Situations like these require you to prioritize what you need instead of what you want. You need to eat healthy, so must take your butt off couch and into the kitchen.

I always advice people to meal-prep during the weekend. By setting aside an hour or two on Sundays to meal-prep, you can save yourself the hassle of cooking every single day for the rest of the week. Invite a friend over, have some wine and get cooking!


“I just got off work and won’t be able to make to the gym in time before it closes.”

Okay, this has happened to me several times.

If you know that you’re going to be working late on a regular basis, I suggest doing one of two things:

  1. Go to the gym before going to work
  2. Get a membership to a 24-hour gym

If your work schedule isn’t that bad, but you have some days where you get home later than usual, schedule your workouts accordingly. For example, if you know that you won’t have time to go to the gym, do a cardio session that night instead of a back and biceps workout. You can do cardio literally anywhere, so don’t worry about being at the gym.

Woman running long distance in the sunset.


I go to several lunch meetings for my job and most of the restaurants aren’t healthy.”

I always laugh when people say this because restaurant have options, believe it or not. You can easily modify what’s on the menu to fit your needs. The only thing you need to do is find a meal that has the protein you want with some veggies and ask for it to be brought out just the way you want it.

salad-healthy-diet-spinach

For instance, imagine that a restaurant offers grilled chicken breast with pasta , peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, BBQ sauce and fries. When the waiter comes to take your order ask for the meal, but specify that you only want the chicken breast without the BBQ sauce and a full plate of the veggies instead of the pasta.

Easy right?


You’re only fooling yourself if you think that you can’t get something done due to a lack of time and energy. It’s time for you to look beyond your daily obstacles and become an expert at finding solutions.

You got this.

Love always,

Manuela

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