How can examining your day help you have fab abs? If you are anything like me, there is probably a part of your day when you are more prone to bad habits. For me, this time comes in the evening. I’ve eaten dinner, I’m in my PJ’s, it’s cold and dark outside but it’s not time to go to bed.
So what do I do? I snack and sit around. I’m not hungry, I just don’t have anything else particuarly exciting to do so I eat. Eating out of boredom is not great for fab abs. To solve this problem/break this habit, my focus has to move beyond just not eating after dinner if I’m not hungry. I need a healthier habit to replace this not so healthy habit.
Here are some of the ideas I’ve come up with to replace my late night munching/laziness:
- take an evening yoga class
- join an indoor climbing gym
- go for a walk–night time walks are fun!
- start a project
- take a class
- read with a cup of tea–this stimulates my mind while soothing me in preparation for sleep at the same time!
So far, I’ve been going for walks. I’m not super comfortable going alone in our neighborhood after dark but Josh has been keen to go with me thus far! Its a 2for1- quality time with Josh and its healthy for my body. Sometimes its just a stroll to the grocery store to grab some produce for the next day and other days its a full hour of exploring. I also started a “vision board” with some of the things I want to incorporate into my life (more of this another day). Right now, I’m sort of about the free or really cheap activities but hopefully soon I’ll also take some evening yoga classes or something of that nature.
What time of the day do you find that you are least intentional/fall into unhealthy habits? What kinds of things do you do in the evening to stay healthy? Especially in the winter?