The Fit Fix Blog
Posted April 5th, 2016 @ 01:04pm by: Jessica Olson
It happens to all of us...we loose that motivational charge to workout and eat clean. ?We're busy, we're getting through the holidays, we just don't have the energy to stick to our routine. ?In those situations we need to recharge our motivation! This plan looks different on all of us but for me it's cleaning my kitchen, prepping my meals and pushing through that workout that I really don't feel like doing.
Over the past few weeks; with Easter, our daughter's second birthday and struggling to shake the lingering affects of morning sickness and exhaustion that has followed me well into my second trimester I have struggled to stay consistent with my fitness nutrition routines. ?Last weekend I decided enough was enough...I needed to find my motivation again.
Falling off the healthy living bandwagon is going to happen and rather than looking at yourself with disappointment, use that energy to plan your way back.
I have found the best way to get back into your healthy living routine is through planning, and preparation! For me that looks something like this:
1. Clean your pantry and fridge and throw out all temptations, when it's in the house I will find my way to it at some point. I prefer to eliminate all temptation. For some of us that isn't realistic so another way to help is to place snacks out of sight and reach! If you aren't looking at them all the time you're less likely to give in.
2. Create your shopping list and restock your kitchen with Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, grains, and healthy fats. I try to find easy snacks to satisfy my cravings: Apples, Yogurt, baby tomatoes, strawberries, cottage cheese, sliced cucumbers, raw almonds, ?and avocados...to name a few!
3. Plan your meal and prep! ?When you're trying to build a clean eating diet back up again you?want to be prepared for the last minute mind change. ?I make sure to have healthy grab and go breakfast option like overnight oats and crock pot dinners ready before I have the chance to decide, "I'll push this off until the next week."
4. Now that you have planned your?clean eating routine it's on to fitness! For?me?it's about setting a goal, I decide how many days that week I need to workout and what routine would be best for me! I make it a goal to workout 4-6 times per week with a combination of strength and cardio based workouts.
Once you have cleaned out your kitchen, prepped your meals and completed your workout you will forget why you ever strayed from your routine in the first place!