Just when you thought the holiday chaos was over, New Year’s pokes its head around the corner. At this point, staying up to see the ball drop feels like a dream. Well, snap out of it! You have one week to get a mound of gifts un-packaged and stored away, the house cleaned up and your body in shape for that sparkling new statement dress. How can you get it all done?
It’s easier than you think…
Wake up 15 minutes earlier: Using your time more efficiently will help keep you from becoming completely overwhelmed and over-stressed. Yes, you have a lot to do, and you’re going to be tired. That doesn’t mean you can become a sloth, waking up at 11 a.m. and lounging in your PJs all day. All it takes is a mere 15 extra minutes to squeeze in some meditation, cook something healthy or bang out an awesome exercise routine. A quick, high-intensity circuit will get all of your major muscle groups awake and burning fat!
Energize your body: A good workout is going to give you a natural energy boost. When that starts to wear off, a cup of coffee or caffeinated tea can help perk you up and get you through that long to-do list. If you’re really dragging, an energy supplement will certainly do the trick. Plus, caffeine and herbal extracts found in energy supplements support a revving metabolism.
Jennifer Nicole Lee is an nternational fitness model, best-selling author and motivational speaker who has appeared on Oprah, CBS The Early Show, Inside Edition, E! Entertainment and Fox and Friends. She is the author of the The Fun Fit Foodie Cookbook and was named one of the “Three Top Females in the Fitness Industry” of 2011 by Yahoo Sports. Check out her health and fitness tips and videos exclusively on the Vitacost Blog.