Food for thoughtMum

HOW CAN I GET BACK ON TRACK?

In all honestly it’s about taking it back to basics.

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  1. Commit to changing one thing at a time. When we want to change everything all at once we can get very overwhelmed, and it will seem way too hard. When things seem hard, we find it difficult to comply, not to mention you won’t enjoy the process either.

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  1. Start with the basics- this doesn’t sound very groundbreaking at all, but make sure you’re filing your body with good quality unprocessed food for the most part. When you look at your plate, it half full of beautiful colored vegetables? Are you eating enough protein with your main meals? Are you getting your energy from starchy carbs?

To simplify it; 1 palm of protein, 1 fist of carbs and 1 thumb size worth of fats. This is a very easy and visual way to portion out your macros.

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  1. Move your body! Find a type of training that you ACTUALLY ENJOY! Don’t do something because someone tells you, or because your favorite Instagram influencer does it. You need to do a type of training that excites you so it never feels like a chore.

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  1. Get your diary out… figure out what days and times you are going to train and stick to it. Treat your training like an appointment and keep that promise to yourself, no backing out.

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  1. Get yourself an accountability partner-Someone that you are going to share your goals with and check in with them weekly. When you are accountable to someone, you are more likely to stick to your plan.

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  1. Try and get in as much incidental exercise- Eg taking the stairs, parking that little bit further away, walking to the shops, playing with your kids outside- all of that incidental movement counts.

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  1. Be kind to yourself. If something doesn’t go to plan, that’s ok. Shit happens, especially when you have a family. Just focus on what you can control and remember tomorrow is another opportunity to work toward your goals.

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  1. Water- hydration cannot go understated and often we forget to drink it. Put on little alarms to yourself as reminders.

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  1. Self reflection- after each day ask yourself β€œwhat did I do today that made me proud?” What can I do tomorrow to keep myself in check with my goals?”

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