First things first, we all have downtime/holidays/events and occasional slip ups where we lose sight of where we need to go and the overall goal.
Its easy to get find the overwhelm kick right in after your return from holiday or even after a little bit of down time; It can leave you feeling uncertain, frustrated and fearful you'll never get back on track!
Breaks, downtime and slip ups are PART of the process Rest is part of work The key to success is found in your daily routine Consistency is born from habit and repetition NOT motivation.
Without a clear vision/goal we are rudderless and none of our actions have meaning or purpose;
“If you kinda sorta have a plan, then you’ll kinda sorta have results,” says Ramsey Bergeron, certified personal trainer and owner of Bergeron Well-Being.
“Have specifics in mind of what you want your weight loss to look like.” Bergeron recommends setting SMART goals to hold yourself accountable.
1️⃣ Focus on having good quality food in the house day 1 ; go shopping/ order online : make it easy and convenient to make better decisions.
2️⃣ NAIL your hydration upon return especially if a little alcohol was consumed : it’ll rehydrate you and remove and water retention.
3️⃣ Focus on hitting your nutrition targets upon return work hard to make them accurate; that’s the easiest way to feel back in control. Yes it takes some conscious thought.
Ok that's day 1 nailed... now what though? Layer it back in over time rather than trying to go from 0-100mph and falling off track.
1️⃣ Layer back in activity- Steps is a good place to start.
2️⃣ Focus on being back in regular routine; wake times, meals and bed times.
3️⃣ If you're training, layer this back in by planning it ahead: plan when you're training and commit to it!
And if you are flexibly dieting(if your not sure what that is, drop me a message and Id be happy to explain!) the big one...
If you've had some intentional down-time or time away, then the key upon return is to get back into 'normal' habits sooner rather than later.
Its easy for 'newer habits to slip as they're not quite habitual or subconsious yet.
Focus back on regualr daily tracking; every 24 hours, which is timely and relevant. The sooner you do the more in control you'll feel.
Some easy top tips to allow you to get back on track without the overwhelm or holiday blues kicking in; lets finish up with a quick recap:
RE ALIGN YOUR VISION AND GOALS
SET REALISTIC GOALS WITHIN THE FIRST FEW DAYS
FOOD SHOP- GOOD QUALITY NUTRIENTS ACCESSIBLE
NAIL YOUR NUTRITION TARGETS
LAYER STEPS BACK IN
LAYER TRAINING BACK IN
RE ESTABLISH ROUTINE
With love and light