By Jennifer McGregor
How many times have you told yourself that you’re too busy for a healthy lifestyle? That between work, kids, and everything else on your plate, you simply don’t have time to spare?
No more excuses. No matter how busy you are, your health has to be a priority. Without health on your side, you’ll struggle to keep up with work, family, and life. You might get away with it for a few months or a few years, but bad habits always catch up with you.
I’m about to share with you the absolute BEST diet you could ever go on.
Before I tell you though, let’s discuss your previous experiences with dieting (yuck, a word I try to keep out of my vocabulary).
When was the last time you walked into a bookstore? Did you by any chance ever find yourself in the health and diet section? If you did, how quickly did you become overwhelmed with the following terms: Paleo, Keto, Military, Atkins, Alkaline, Intermittent Fasting, Whole 30, Carb Cycling, Carnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Mediterranean? The number of diet books out there are innumerable and chances are, you have tried more than a few of them.
Grace and understanding, as a working parent with little sleep and a mountain of things stressing you out, you hope others give you these two things. The big question however, is are you giving them to yourself?
It can be so easy to get angry with yourself because you think you aren’t performing as well as you should be. You aren’t doing everything you can as a mom or dad, your could be better at work, you could take more work home, you do more for you spouse, do more around the house, spend more time with your pets, call your family and friends more, cook more… the list goes on and on.
You can do anything, but you can’t do everything. - David Allen
As a busy, working parent, finding time for yourself and your health can feel impossible. Back in 2016, I was a mom of a 2 year old toddler and a new baby; I was a teacher, wife, and working on my second Master’s degree. I was busy to say the least. During this time, fitness was not a priority. I wasn’t going to the gym, climbing the stairs at work was a serious struggle, and my food choices were based on convenience.As my energy levels started to plummet as well as my overall well-being, I knew I had to make a change. By this point, I knew what wasn’t going to work and wanted to find something that would. Here’s what I knew: