HOW TO GET BACK ON TRACK
I just spent the past 12 days back home in Newfoundland with my family and it was a much-needed break! I took time away from my healthy eating and fitness routine to relax and indulge in some home cooked meals (Newfoundland mom's sure know how to cook a cozy meal)! But now that I’m back in the city it’s time to get back on track! If you've taken a long break or are just plain ol' feeling unmotivated it can be a little daunting to get started. I’ve stopped and started my healthy living routine many times and have got my comeback down to a science! SO, with that said, I’ve gathered up a list of everything I do to give myself a kick in the rear and get back to routine quickly!
Top Ten Tips to Get Back on Track
Organize your space - clean up and clear out! I feel the most motivated when I’m in a clean and organized environment to prep, plan and get sh*t done.
Clear out your fridge and cupboards - stock them with nourishing foods so that you don’t go reaching for treats. If you’re like me, you’ve just had plenty on vacation ;)
Meal planning! I don’t do the typical Sunday batch cooking but I do pick 2-3 recipes from a cookbook and write down any additional ingredients I need to pick up from the grocery store. Cookbooks I love to get inspiration from are: A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones, Deliciously Ella's Natural Feast and Cook Beautiful by Athena Calderone.
Hot time saver tip: make enough food to take for lunch the next day. Leftovers are KEY.
Plan your workouts for the week. I plan my weekly workouts in my iCalendar with a set time and location to keep me accountable. If I just plan it in my head it can easily get forgotten or pushed until later. Make it a priority!
For extra motivation - schedule workout classes with an instructor or with a workout buddy to hold yourself accountable.
Be realistic with your come back - don’t go too hard right away because it’s not maintainable! You don't want to burn out from the get-go.
Set short-term goals - weekly micro goals to tick off at the end of the week will keep you on track long term. I like to make mini challenges i.e. add 2 extra servings of greens a day or schedule 2 spin classes this week.
Hydrate!! Sipping water all day long is one of the best things you can do for your health. Easy wellness!
Get lots of sleep! Aim for a solid 8 hours - you'll need to be rested to feel energized and motivated to get in your daily movement.
Whether you're getting back on track or just getting started I hope these tips help you reach your big-hearted goals!!
Lots of love xx