Everyone, even truck drivers, can put on some extra pounds. But it’s just as true that anyone can lose those pounds. And in the process one will feel better and enjoy improved health. The trick to getting in shape while still working hard as a trucker is to set goals for oneself. These goals will take a little work at first. But the results will be worth it.
- Reduce alcohol consumption
If this sounds difficult than you can take it as a sign that it’s something you should be doing anyway It’s arguably one of the most unhealthy things people consume on a regular basis. You don’t have to totally cut it out of your life. But you should try to only enjoy it on special occasions.
- Clean out your unhealthy foods
You probably have a lot of goodies stored up from the holidays. And that’s going to be as true for your truck as it is for your home. Nobody wants to waste food. But if you have those temptations around you’ll eventually give in and eat them. So give them away, throw them away, just ensure you no longer have access to them. If it’s out of sight it’ll eventually be out of mind.
- Remember those healthy meals
When we have unhealthy meals around it’s easy to forget that we love healthy foods as well. You should really think about foods that you love which are also healthy. Even something like fruit with greek yogurt is still healthy even if it’s sugary. There should be quite a few foods that are healthy but which you love just as much as the unhealthy options.
- Find some enjoyable workouts and keep up with it
You should also try to find some workouts that you enjoy. You might see a trend becoming more evident at this point. The real trick to a healthy lifestyle is finding one that you actually enjoy. We all have different preferences when it comes to healthy foods or workouts. We shouldn’t try to force habits we don’t enjoy. Instead we should find healthy behavior which will enrich our life.
- Make a weekly schedule and stick to it
Missing a workout might not seem like a big deal when it comes to muscle or calories. But missing a workout can have a huge psychological effect. Many people keep skipping workouts after the first few times they miss one. Because of this trend you should try to schedule things by the week instead of by the day. So instead of forcing workouts on a specific day you could stick to working out on three days of the week. You could get it out of the way early in the week or space them out. But the important thing is that by using this technique you’re less likely to skip workouts.