On a Crazy Schedule!

  • 5 Ways To Stay Healthy

Some of you may remember that I blogged about buying jeans that don’t fit. Weird, I know. I blogged about wanting to be able to fit into my burgundy pants because I thought that if I blogged it, it would hold me accountable to eat healthier and exercise more! Now I’m not physically fit by any means….but I’m doing a lot better than I was 3 months ago! Michael and I travel and eat on the road so much and sometimes it seems impossible to be healthy. However, over the last few months I have found a few ways to be healthier and while still having a crazy schedule.

Here are three things that have really worked for Michael and I recently! I haven’t reached my dream weight but I did lose over 6 pounds before our cruise (and I’ve probably gained it all back by now! ha!). So here we go!! Hopefully this is helpful and inspiring for anyone who is in our same situation.

Here are the things holding us back from being healthy:

– No time to use our gym membership. It’s only 5 mins down the road but a 30min workout turns into over an hour with the prep, travel, sign in etc.

– We are sometimes only home for 2-3 days at a time and it’s hard to buy groceries for only a few days for two people.

– I’m impatient and I don’t like making lunch and dinner when it takes up too much time.

So here are some solutions that have helped us recently! :

1. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and home workouts: 20 minutes, everyday, in our living room! We just need 25-30mins total to workout and we’re seeing results. I mean, it doesn’t take much to show results when we were doing NOTHING beforehand! 

2. : This is my little accountability partner. Sure, it’s hard to enter calories but once you get in the habit of tracking what you’re eating, you make much healthier food choices!! If I have 300 calories left for dinner, I’m going to do Jillian so that I can have 500 calories to eat something more substantial! If I have 150 calories left at the end of the day, I’ll eat a little 100 calories greek yogurt ice cream cup instead of a bowl of cereal! (300+ calories). 

3. Chop it up!: I’ve been eating a ton of omelets and salads and it’s easy to do this when all of the ingredients are chopped and ready!! So when we get groceries, we have a pretty standard list of veggies that I like for my salads and omelets: Tomato, Red, yellow and orange peppers, an onion, and baby spinach! I take 20 mins to chop all of this up and then I have fast, easy meals for the rest of the week and I have no excuse not fix something because it’s waiting for me! 


xoxo, Katelyn
3 Comments Personal
  1. Katie reply

    You guys should try meal prepping! I make my lunches for the week on Monday and just bake a pan of chicken or john will make ground turkey and I put it in single serving Pyrex containers with a veggie and then when it’s lunch time I heat it up in the microwave or toaster oven. I keep it from being too boring eating the same thing every lunch by varying the sauces/toppings. So one day I may eat it with salsa on top, the next day I might add Asian seasonings, or a low fat honey mustard dressing made from Greek yogurt:) def helps me because I’m like you katelyn and I hate cooking because it’s so time consuming! Haha.

  2. Christin reply

    This is so helpful! So simple but I can see how it works. Thanks for sharing the tips!

  3. ashley link reply

    girl, i feel like this is my life! it’s so hard to buy groceries when my schedule is so inconsistent! thankfully, my school provides lunch, but dinner can be a challenge! i’m starting to get into making crockpot dinners! that way you prep the night before and it’s all ready for you the next evening! i like your omelet idea! i’m going to have to try that bc i love spinach omelets! yum!

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