I know there are a lot of people that have bigger things to worry about than getting back on track with their food or workouts. Please know that this post is only intended for those who can think about their waistlines and eating/exercise.
Believe it or not, I have a sweet tooth. Heck, I am going through a little dark patch right now not knowing if I will have a job in about a week, so it’s brought my cravings up loud and proud. And I know that sometimes when you get stuck at home or feeling stressed and the treats are readily accessible, it is a sure-fire way to disaster.
Typically, I lose my appetite for the most part. I don’t eat nearly as much as I am supposed to eat. For me, that is just as bad as eating all the sweets.
But either way, it’s time for us to get back on track and working towards our goals.
Here are the 5 things you can do to get back on track:
Meal plan and prep
It is always easier to eat better when you have planned and even prepped your meals ahead.
If you like to eat fresh vegetables daily, cook your protein – chicken, turkey, or beef – and store it in the frigde so that you only have to make your sides nightly. I look at grocery store sales online and come up with what I will cook.
Get back on your regular workout schedule
Get out of the house and back to the gym or outside to run.
I hibernated in my apartment for a few days but I’m trying to break the rut. I am forcing myself to get back in the gym on the days and times that I would normally be there.
Replace the snacking with a healthier option
Hydration is cool and all, but really, I need something to fill the void of ice cream and popcorn. Seriously!
I try to reach for my bottle of water every time I crave something so that I can fill myself with something. No need to try to fight through it with no replacement of any kind.
Get out of the house and do something. If you were not evacuated, you are probably returning to work. If you live along the coast or where there was an impact, you can volunteer to help with clean up, watch a friend’s kids…you name it and I’m sure you can find someone who needs help with some or all of the above things.
Meet up with someone
I am a huge fan of accountability partners. You are more likely to show up and get the job done when you have someone to meet up with.
You and your partner don’t have to do the same thing, but knowing that someone is waiting for you almost ensures that you will get back on track in no time.