By Jillian Boston Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Is it just me or are you guys craving a reset too?! Summer has been amazing but I am definitely looking forward to feeling less bloated and more like myself again. When I start feeling like this it is usually because my routine is off, so I make it a point to get back into a fitness and nutrition routine that helps me thrive! Here are my foolproof tips for getting back at it:
- Figure out your ‘why’? – Why are you craving a routine or rest?! Pinpointing your why will help you stay accountable to getting back on track. Your why will be the driving factor that makes the routine worth it day in and day out. Examples of a why could be: “Get my energy back or to stop feeling sluggish”, “To reset my gut so I feel better throughout the day”, “To get my workout in so I have great energy and less brain fog to accomplish my daily tasks”, “To just all around commit to feeling my best”. There are so many ‘why’s’, find what drives you and you can accomplish anything!
- Write down why you like a routine/ why you want a reset: Doing this will serve as an awesome reminder throughout the entire process.
- Set a goal: Once you’ve determined your why it’s important to create action steps to help you turn your why into a reality. This is where goal setting comes in. Studies show that physically writing out your goal makes you SO much more likely to achieve it. If you’ve been looking for a sign to set a goal and get back at it, then here is your sign. Write down your goal and then map out what you can do over the next 4 weeks to help you get to that goal. I personally love to write things down, so I do this in my planner but you can also do it in an excel or google doc too!
- Create a meal plan: The better we eat the better we tend to feel, so putting a plan in place will help you get that routine back! This will not only help you take the guesswork out of your day when it comes to healthy eating but it will also help you stay accountable. I try to have my meals consist of a healthy protein, carbohydrate and fat (i.e. ezekiel bread with avocado and eggs). By doing so I feel full but also have a ton of energy to take on the day. I love to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks everyday and couple that with tons of water. Take a moment to think about what meal structure works best for you and leaves you feeling the most energized. Once you’ve figured that out, create a plan, write out a grocery list and pick a day to get your shopping done.
- Schedule your workouts: Before the week gets started take just 5 minutes on Sunday night to take a look at your schedule and book your workouts. I physically put my workouts in my calendar because to me they are just as important as everything else. I also find that by actually having my workout in my calendar I am so much more likely to do it!
- Journal: Journaling, writing in the notes section of your phone, pulling out a random piece of paper or really whatever you want to do to take a look back at your day will help you realize so much! We often have many thoughts and do not give ourselves enough credit for what we actually did during the day. I find it so helpful to write about my day before I go to bed. What I find is that I’ve actually done so much to help me reach my goal. I also use this as a time to figure out what is working and what isn’t and then adjust accordingly the following day.
I hope following these steps will help you successfully get back into a routine and give you the reset that you are craving! If you’re looking for an easy way to put all of the above action steps into motion, join us for our 6 Week Living Better Daily (LBD) Program! We take the guesswork out with done for you meal plans, grocery lists, recipes, virtual workouts, daily accountability, and so much more! Click here to learn more about our LBD Program. We kick everything off on Wednesday, September 27th and would love to help you make your goals a reality – plus it is way more fun to go after our goals together!
I hope you have a great start to Fall!