By Ray Peleckas
We've all been there...a cheat meal turns into a cheat day which turns into a cheat week and then we are sinking in quick sand. Just like everyone else, I've been there, too. In this blog, I will outline 3 major ways to get yourself out of your fitness rut and back on a path to enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
The first thing to do is PLAN! Plan your schedule, plan your food, plan your workouts. And when I say plan, I mean write it down. There's something about writing things down that helps me actually attain my goals versus when I just say things in my head then nothing gets done. I think writing it down makes me more accountable because there's written proof of what I set out to achieve.
- Look ahead into the next 14 days and see what you're working with: travel, work events, anything that could derail you. Then plan your attack! - Set aside dedicated slots in your calendar ahead of time for working out and food shopping, prep/cooking. If you schedule it into your days ahead of time, then you will have a harder time scheduling something else in its place.
- Create a grocery list. - Buy only what's on that list. - Prep your food. - Only eat your prepped food. - Typically shop/prep on Sundays and Wednesdays. - Stick with lean proteins and veggies in every meal. - Include some healthy fats like oils avocado or nuts and some good carbs like fruit sweet potato or oatmeal. - Drink lots of water.
- Write down your workout schedule and don’t let anything get in the way of that. - Wake up 20 minutes early on some days and do the Workout of the Week (found only on our app for free!) - Tell a friend of your workout plan, maybe they’ll join or hopefully hold you accountable.
By following this simple outline, you will start to develop the habits of a healthy lifestyle before you know it! Let people know what you are doing. It will motivate you!