You finally feel like you are in control of eating healthier and working out on a consistent basis. Great! You now have the motivation and drive to help you reach your goals…or at least you thought you did. At the beginning of any fitness and weight loss routine, most people feel motivated to stay on track but after a few days or weeks of being on point with their goals, they begin to lose focus, make excuses and give in to temptations.
So how do you stay energized? How do you navigate through certain life situations in order to feel fulfilled and in control?
On this page you will find links to different tips and strategies that will help you stay energized, focused and in control when the going gets tough.
Do Not Be So Hard On Yourself…
I want to take a moment to touch base on an important subject- During your training and daily life, try not to be so hard on yourself. Nothing in life usually goes smoothly, so learn to be flexible. I am not talking about making excuses for yourself or giving in to temptation just because you feel like it but rather, if you are stuck in traffic and cannot make it to your usual strength and conditioning class, all is not lost! You can just do some of the training you would have done in the class on your own. Or what if you forgot your lunch on the counter (I have been victim to that far too often), if you cannot run home during your lunch break to get it, you won’t instantly gain 10 pounds from eating off of what you had planned. Rather than throw your hard work out the window and get fast food because it is convenient, try going to a place and custom order your meal to be close to what you originally had planned. There are healthy options around every corner, so leaving your lunch is no excuse to become the vending machine vixen.
Fit Tip– Whenever I am feeling the afternoon slump set in and I start craving something sugary and sweet, I reach for a Celsius to help me stay on track and keep my temptations under control. After a few minutes, my cravings go away and I can get back to my regular routine. In the comments section below, provide me with a few tips that you use to help you stay on track with your fitness and health goals.