Let’s be honest…
Staying on track with your exercise and healthy eating habits isn’t always simple.
When you first start a fitness routine, you may be sticking to your meal plan, drinking plenty of water, working out regularly, and getting at least eight hours sleep a night.
But then we end up at a friend’s birthday party or a wedding reception and the evening ends it with junk food, alcohol and we wake up feeling terrible and skip our exercise!
It happens – but there are ways you can make sure your social life isn’t compromised by your gym life – and vice versa.
Here’s the GREAT NEWS…
You can have both worlds!
#1 Plan ahead
Many people wait to start a healthy fitness routine, due to events and holidays! There is never going to be a perfect time to start, you will always face these obstacles.
The key is in the planning!
You don’t need to cancel all your plans in order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle – if you continue to turn down social events, you’ll soon burn out and start to feel isolated. Instead, plan get-togethers in advance, so you know when you’re going to have a ‘treat night’ and actually enjoy it.
Plan your workouts, your meal prep day each week. Put it on your calendar with schedule time for both to reach your goals.
#2 How to balance family/friends with your fitness goals.
Invite them to join you in a workout, or a group class, a jog, or even a meal prep day. You will be spending quality time together doing something different, you’ll also be improving your own fitness and workout game. Who knows maybe it is just what they needed to see to start their own journey!
#3 It’s ok to say NO!
Don’t want to go out? Say no. Don’t want to drink at that work party? Say no.
It’s one of the simplest words to say – but it’s actually quite hard when it comes down to actually saying it.
Many times, we worry about what others will think. Remember your goals and what is important to you. You know your body, your limits, and what you can take on in order to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
#4 Stop feeling guilty
Whether it is food guilt, alcohol guilt, or post-holiday guilt, continually feeling guilty about enjoyable aspects of your life can eventually accumulate to stress.
And we know the the stress hormone, cortisol, can actually play a role in weight gain.
It does this by sending your body into a fight-or-flight response. Your body thinks you’ve used calories to deal with your stress (even though you haven’t), in turn giving you the urge to replenish these ‘calories’ by overeating.
If you do go to that party or have that indulgent dinner date with a loved one, enjoy it.
Plan it and work it into your routine!
Of course, having too many treat nights can hinder our results, but living the 80/20 lifestyle can give you the results your desire. 80% of the time you are on target and then 20% of the time you plan for that treat meal or rest day from your workout with NO GUILT!
#5 Take time to review your goals each week.
Each week review your week, focus on what you want to improve. Plan your calendar a head of time and your week will go so much better.
Burn out happens when we try to do it all and don’t have a plan of action. Make time in your schedule for what is truly important to you.
Set goals and you will see the excuses diminish. When the “Why” is strong enough, the “How” happens!
A lifestyle is what our FB4L program is all about! A well-balanced plan that will get you the RESULTS you are looking for!
Our program is the last “Diet” you will ever need!
Diets are short term and usually end up failing us!
Our programs are NOT diets. Rather we are focused on building a foundation of healthy habits that create a lifestyle and long-term success and results.
Are you ready to live that lifestyle with Fit Bodies 4 Life!
Real Food = Real Results!
Plus!!!!! Recipes you AND your family will enjoy!
I believe in you!