Have you ever had a flat tire?
Did you have to change it yourself?
Was AAA able to give you roadside assistance and help you out?
What I’m guessing you didn’t do, is pop the other 3 tires because you got a flat.
That would literally make no sense right?
Well, that’s exactly what we do when we “mess up” with our fitness and nutrition program.
I see so many people be successful at making healthier choices then life happens.
You’ve been eating so healthy but last night gave into a pint of blue bell.
Your work schedule has changed so you can’t workout at the same time anymore.
Once you aren’t “being perfect” with your fitness and nutrition, you just blow the whole thing up.
You’ve got to give yourself permission to fail.
If you notice that you fall into this pattern, here are a couple of strategies to help.
1.) Focus on eating healthy at the next meal-many people feel guilty when they eat an “unhealthy meal.”
It’s okay that you went out with co-workers and had margaritas with chips and queso.
Focus your next meal on healthier options.
This will give you more freedom with your nutritional choices and help you stay more consistent.
2.) You missed your workout-working out isn’t just about lifting weights and doing lots of cardio.
It’s also about getting your body to move, become more mobile, and relieve stress.
If you miss your workout, go outside and get in a 30 minute walk.
Just because you missed your training session or getting to the gym doesn’t mean you can’t still move.
Write down a couple of activities that you enjoy that require you to move.
Substitute those in on days you can’t make it to the gym or on off days.
3.) Blow Up Your Scale-too many people feel like failures due to what their scale says.
You scale gives you a snap shot in time of how much you weigh at that given moment.
It doesn’t take into account if you need to poop, you’re retaining water, or how your clothes fit.
Instead, focus on other things like:
-you crave healthier foods
-how much better your clothes are fitting
-your overall mood is less cranky and more positive
-you aren’t associating guilt with food choices anymore
-your strength and endurance has improved
–daily tasks are easier to perform because you’re a healthier version of yourself
Living a healthier life isn’t always easy but so worth it!
If you stick to consistency and be patient through the process, you will reach your goals every time!