Sometimes life doesn’t run smoothly and things come up. But you can’t throw in the towel as soon as the first hiccup or bit of adversity appears.
The same goes for keeping your exercise and nutrition on track.
I frequently hear “I’m away with work for a few days so can’t train.” Or “We ate out so my food went to pot.”
But why? Sure, these scenarios are from ideal but they shouldn’t be enough to go completely off-piste. You need a plan “A”, a “B” and a “C”.
Plan A – Go to the gym and do your regular hour long session after work
You have a meeting after work...
Plan B – You get up at 6am and do a session before work
You live to far from the gym or you’re involved in the morning school and wake up routine
Plan C – You go for a run at work during your lunch break or you run when you get home or do a bodyweight workout once you’re home
Plan A – You prep your food the night before
You were out late and didn’t have time
Plan B – You get up 30 mins early and cook your food in the morning
You’re staying away for the evening
Plan C – You eat out and make a conscious effort to eat well. You amend your orders to remove parts such as chips in exchange for additional vegetables
Plan A – You prepare all of your snacks for the next day at home
You weren’t staying at home
Plan B – You have protein bars in your car or stored in your desk
You’ve run out of protein bars
Plan C – You visit a proper supermarket (not a corner shop) and purchase real, fresh food on your way to work
As you can see: Plan A is the ideal and probably most convenient. Plan C is often inconvenient and may require some hard work or self control but... being healthy often does require these things.
If it was easy there would be no obesity and only washboard abs all over the place.
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