Setbacks do not have to define our future. They do not have to control what is next for us. At the end of the day we are ALWAYS in control. Need help figuring out where to start? Here are 5 simple ways you can get back into that healthy lifestyle…
Avoid extreme changes within the first 24-48 hours. All you have to do is start small. If that even means to eat healthier 3-4 days a week, and then gradually increase, do it. Do not overwhelm yourself. Remember, 3-4 days is more than 0 days.
Let the scale collect some dust! If you are feeling defeated with your setback and nervous about what you could have possibly gained, then just focus on getting back into a routine. You do not need numbers discouraging you in the beginning moments. Focus on YOU.
Use the 80/20 mentality as a focal point. 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. If getting back into both at once is too overwhelming, then just focus on nutrition. Give yourself that time to adjust.
Try to evaluate what happened without being hard on yourself. It’s important to evaluate what triggered that setback. Maybe you can learn from it and learn how to avoid it next time. Experiences like this help you grow.
Get yourself a nutrition coach for some structure and accountability! (Wink wink)
But most of all remember, these hard moments will pass, these setbacks are temporary. How you move forward is what matters most. We may not be able to control what happens to us but we can certainly take control of how we respond.
Keep Going, Keep Growing.