The other day one of my online clients reached out to me via text and sounded very distressed. She went on to tell me that she was moving and living somewhere else temporarily, did not have the time or access to her food like she did at home and could only take minimal equipment with her and was used to lifting heavier. My initial response was, please don’t be so hard on yourself. She has enough going on that takes precedence right now than to add this to her already high stress levels. I also suggested she just do her best for the next few weeks, be a consistent as possible and she will be back on track in a few weeks 🙂
We have actually worked together in person-in the past and being a busy working mom she has really thrived with the accountability and convenience of my online boot camps and her results have been nothing short of amazing!!
Or maybe one of these scenarios has happened to you or is happening right now:
- You are planning lots of travel during the holidays which can have an impact on your workout and nutrition routine.
- Your social life is picking up. School functions for kids, holiday parties, work and neighborhood functions etc.
- Your moving.
- You are taking care of a sick child or parent.
- You are injured and can’t workout.
- Maybe a few of the things I mentioned above has taken it’s toll on you throughout the year and it’s decreased your motivation and you’re in EFF IT mode until January 1st.
Truthfully my world was rocked when I was told I would not be able to workout for several months after having back surgery. I had to let it digest for a bit as I do and come up with a plan. Allowing myself this grace and flexibility while letting my body heal from back surgery was the best thing I ever did. I am almost at the 12 week mark and will be returning to working out pretty soon 🙂 I am thinking about sharing my tips and strategies during my recovery that helped me maintain my health and physique. Would you be interested in that? Let me know!
So here are a few of my best tips to help you survive the ‘life happens’ moments:
Ps-If you want to watch the Facebook live video I did on this topic you can check it out HERE.
The best way to survive and work around these life happens moments is to tell yourself it’s ok to just ‘do your best’ right now. Life ebbs and flows and sometimes we are able to be more focused and dialed in more than other times.
It’s also a good time to take on the philosophy that something is better than nothing. A burger with no bun and a side salad is better than eating a bag of chips, a short workout is better than no workout. In the grand scheme of things being consistent is the key to longterm success.
Focus on the big rocks. Pick three things that will keep you feeling in control even though other things might be off kilter for a while. Plan to take your vitamins or supplements daily, commit to a walking 3 times a week even if that’s your only form of activity, eat protein at breakfast and let the rest of the day happen. These are just a few of the things that might be considered a big rock to you.
I hope this helps you 🙂
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