I hope everyone enjoyed the rest of the summer! It has been quite some time since I last wrote on my blog.
As you all know, Joe & I got married last month, moved in & went on our honeymoon. ( Full wedding blog post coming soon !! ) Anyway, It has been an adjustment and trying to get back in a routine has definitely been difficult. However, I am back in action & ready to blog and post more.
When I created this blog, I wanted to be able to share my personal experiences with fitness & how I keep on track, as well as other things going on in my life that I think other people can relate too. I am by no means a professional blogger but I wanted this to be a place that I can jot down my thoughts and hopefully help someone.
With that being said, today's blog post is on how to get back on track. It has been a roller-coaster for me. I went from working out 6 days a week, eating really well & counting my macros to barely working out and not caring so much about what I ate. Time was limited. While working full time, planning a wedding and preparing to move into our new home I was mentally & physically exhausted so I decided it was time for me to take a break and that is OK. I know that I shouldn’t be making excuses but it is what it is. We are our own biggest critics.
So step 1 to getting back on track is to STOP BEING SO HARD ON YOURSELF. Whether you took a month off from working out, or ate horribly for the past year it is time to just move on from it. You will not achieve your goals if you continue to dwell on the fact that you fell off track. The good news is, you can get right back on. Write down your goals. It can be as simple as working out 30 mins 2x a week, go for a walk every night or cut out sugar from your diet during the week. Whatever it is, write it down and look at it every single day to make sure you are sticking to it. It’s all in the mindset, so be positive!
Speaking of positive mindset, that leads me into my Step 2. Stop looking at yourself in a negative way. You have one body. This might sound cheesy, but it is a gift so you should treat it with the best care not just physically but mentally. Start complimenting yourself and stop bashing yourself. You WILL achieve your goals you just have to believe it.
STEP 3 is something that I am guilty of not always doing but it is one of the most important ones.. PLANNING AHEAD. Your nutrition makes up 80% of your fitness goals. You can be working out like crazy but if you aren’t fueling your body with the proper food unfortunately it will take you much longer to achieve your goals. We all get busy but there are ways to plan ahead. Go to the store buy healthy snacks and stack them in your desk at work instead of running to the store and buying junk during lunch. Bring your own lunch. If you bring your own lunch, you are most likely going to pack something healthy and nutritious. Drink lots of water! Water is key to flushing out all the toxins in your body so drink up. Also, do not restrict yourself of things you love to eat. If your friends ask you to go to dinner don’t say no because you don’t want to eat bad. Live your life!! Just find the balance. This should be a lifestyle NOT a diet. Since I just moved out of my house, prepping is something that I am trying to do more. I no longer have dinner ready for me on the table when I get home ( I know I was soooo spoiled BEST PARENTS EVER). By the time I get home from work it is after 7pm and the last thing I want to do is cook, so prepping beforehand is going to be a lifesaver. I will post more on meal prep and what I do once I establish more of a routine :)
These are my top 3 tips for getting back on track. Taking care of your body should be something you enjoy doing. Don’t we all want to live long healthy lives?! So make sure you are treating your body 100%. We all fall off track.. it happens but it is up to you to make the change. You can literally start right now. As in, this second like as soon as you are done reading this ……. :)
Go crush your goals. Let’s do this together!