Whew, have you ever had one of those weeks? Where you’re sick or super busy or just got back from a trip and didn’t have time to prep frazzled? You were doing great at eating to fuel your body, and working out to feel good but then wham, life hits ya.
That’s how I’ve been the past two weeks and I don’t know if it’s going to get any better with moving two weekends in a row. But I’m determined to try and stay a little bit on track with being intentional with how I eat. Being intentional is hard when I’m busy, stressed and tired. I’m more likely to reach for a sugary snack over fruit or veggies, but these are the tips that I use in order to get back and stay on track after a hard week.
How to Get Back & Stay On Track After a Hard Week
Take 15 Minutes to Plan Out Your Week:
This was my big tip for a busy week in college, and honestly it’s just a good universal tip. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, write down everything you have to do and assign a time and date to it. Also plan out your meals (like what and where) in order to know where and how to eat healthy. I also plan out my snacks or ideas for snacks so I don’t reach for the sugary ones!
Make time to walk places:
This may be weird, but I always try to make time to actually walk places instead of taking my usual transportation. It gives you time to gather your thoughts and get ready for what ever is next. Also it’s great exercise!
Remember it’s about the long-run, not the short-run:
Looking back at one really bad week and beating yourself up for it doesn’t so anything. Remember that getting back to your healthy habits is what makes them stick!
Take a deep breath and think of what good things you were doing!
Envision Yourself Being Successful:
Close your eyes and visualize yourself eating to fuel your body everyday, working out to energize your body, and relaxing to help your body. Remind yourself that this is about living your best life by taking care of your body.
Kickstart Getting Back on Track
Take your favorite workout class with a friend, or even try a new healthy restaurant! Having fun doing something you love or eating something you love in order to remind yourself to get back to treating your body well!
What do you do to get yourself back on track? How do you keep yourself on track?