It’s Collaboration time! This time we’re talking about maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance when leading busy schedules. Working full time? Travel? socialising & maintaining hobbies!
No joke! It can be tough maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance! Even with shorter work- out options It’s about getting your mind in the gear too, right? After a long day mentally drained much?
My Bestie from the USA had questions on the subject of’ maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance’ and showed genuine interest in a previous post…(’Are you looking for a fitness challenge’’). Being a bit of a superwoman in my opinion! Single mum, Full time job, Various other projects & with an active, engaging & empowering blog that I would love for you to check out: https://www.msqueenro.com/. Heck, I’m thinking! I’ve heaps of questions for you too! How does she manage to pull all of that off?
‘’ Let’s face it, once you hit 30… it seems your whole-body changes – from a slowing down metabolism, to some body part that sags in which you NEVER would guess could!’’
Sadly, YES! Isn’t that the truth! But, importantly & as cheesy as this sounds! Our health truly is our wealth! It’s not just about getting into shape & being trim! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance is an investment in our long-term health & future!
Q&A with MsQueenRo?
For those of you who don’t remember: MsQueenRo and I became “blogger besties” in 2017. Here’s our first #collaboration article —–> Treating Dark and Tired Eyes. Our #goal is to fly out someday soon & meet in person but until then, we’ll keep up the collaboration posts to preserve our friendship!
Branching out from blogging after reading my post she wanted an alternative opinion about maintaining this healthy balance when literally ‘living an on diesel type of schedule’’? So, here begins our interview:
Q: You have such a busy life and you travel much… how do you find time to maintain a healthy lifestyle balance?
It can seem like an obstacle, especially when leading busy lifestyles & being exposed to fast-food temptations everywhere! Staying motivated to healthy lifestyle choices can seem tough! (Nutrition, diet, exercise, rest & relaxation). My approach is to treat it as a general balance! Formed of daily habits that then become a part of our lifestyles with time & practice.
Q: Wow, can you provide my Royals with a specific example of an exercise routine?
During the week, it helps thinking ahead, I’ll prioritise set evenings for a workout (at home). Being office based sitting down most of the day It feels essential to maintain this! Three times per week I’ll do a 20 min workouts (Easily squeezed in) And usually make them High Intensity (HIIT) to make the time most effective! I also enjoy short yoga sessions too; on in- between days for the relaxation side & deep stretches.
Q: Yes, exercise is only one aspect of a healthy lifestyle… what about your meals?
To make sure I eat enough nutrients each day, planning & preparing little nutrient-rich snacks to take to work helps restrict the sugar cravings when the in-between meal, hunger-pangs happen.
Each day, I aim for three balanced meals & truly believe when we become fully aware of what we’re eating, looking out for nutrients, it helps to make objective food choices easier.
For lunch, I’ll opt. Supermarket, looking out for fresher choices; Instead of a ‘meal deal’ (sandwich, drink & snack). I’ll try to make things like salads, or grains, maybe with some precooked fish etc. Veggies, Soups & If sandwiches, made up myself.
At home; I keep stock in the cupboards all kinds of tins, whole ingredients, flours, oils to frozen berries etc. For cooking with. By having these items to hand I find it limits time needed to prepare quick, healthy balanced & yummy meals in the week, for me this preparation really is the key.
Q: What is some advice that you can provide to a person finding it hard to begin a healthy lifestyle?
Stuck getting into the healthy lifestyle? I think the best advice I can offer is to approach it as a habit and give yourself small goals.
We all start somewhere, for me I found approaching with small steps, dedicating a bit of time & thought daily helped make the good habits stick and even enjoy it. It’s super important to live fully & enjoy! Being healthy shouldn’t and truthfully need not feel like a massive chore!
Q: What is a tip to get them started?
Something that 100% motivates me is browsing online! There are masses of free content out there! The workouts I use are all on YouTube & for Free. It all happens in my living room! (No gym required). I follow people like Joe Wicks & The Body Coach TV, Popsugar Fitness, The Fitness Blender, yoga searches for various times of day etc.
There are many recipe books available at little cost via Amazon, I like these to help inspire and plan meals ahead. There’s heaps of recipes/information literally at our fingertips.
Q: This was an amazing interview Rowi! Any lasting words for my Royal audience?
When in need of that push for motivation, try to think about what it is that you would like to improve on? Is it diet & more nutrition? Maintaining a lifestyle? Weigh loss or gain? Health improvements? What do you want to achieve?
From here put a plan in place & commit to it (even if you crash here & there along the way!). Commit, for 3-4 months & after this period, I think most people will physically see and feel huge improvements in health, lifestyle choices, and appearance. From this point keeping it up will be much more sustainable and it all naturally becomes a part of your lifestyle.
Thank you MsQueenRo
Royals / Rowi’s Box followers – We hope you enjoyed this interview b/c we sure did! We all start the New Year filled with new ambitions & general life goals? I confess, after the holidays I’m a bit off the game & have been slacking ! (I’m human too lol). But here we are fresh into 2018 and for sure I’m diving back in to the exercise habit once more & regain that amazing feeling!
Thank you MsQueenRo for your genuine interest & continued positive motivation, I can’t wait for our next collaboration! Make sure to follow this Queen on https://www.msqueenro.com or FB: @MsQueenRo
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