This one tip can help you get in shape!
I see so many articles, posts online, pages in magazines, even tweets, giving tips on getting in shape. They usually all consist of the same things - eat healthy, cut out processed foods, train 3x per week and so on. Well here is a tip that is not one of the above and not one that I actually see a lot.
A big reason why people struggle when trying to get in shape, whether it's fat loss or muscle gain, is that they're not organised. They don't know when they're going to be working out, what time they're getting up each day, when they're going to bed, what they're going to eat during the day, not sure what they will have for dinner and so on.
I remember reading an article as to why Ford (the car manufacturer) do so well compared to other manufacturers, and it came down to organisation. The method they developed of building the cars saved them a lot of time and money, and it was unbelievably organised.
I like to think that I'm an organised guy, and here's a few things that I do. I buy my meats from Muscle Food, and when they get delivered I individually bag the portions and put them in the freezer so I can get a portion out when I need it. It is time consuming but it's well worth it. I organise my supplements so I know exactly what I have, how much is left, and for easy access. I have a 'pill box' where I have a compartment for each day that contains my vitamin D and Omega 3's, which makes sure I have my daily dose. I plan out exactly when I will be training, I even get my gear ready the night before.
Those are just some of the organisation methods I use, and they work for me. I personally love being organised, I hate not being in the know. Some people seem to get along just fine being unorganised, and that's okay. But there are many people who struggle with their nutrition and training, and their work/school life because they are simply unorganised.
So that really is one of my biggest tips.
Try and organise your life, both at home and at work/school. Your day will run a lot smoother, you'll know what you're doing and when, your nutrition will be better planned out, you will know when you'll be training and you'll have a lot less stress.