Yeah, you’ll be doing this for the rest of your life…. this whole working out and eating clean thing.
One way or the other it’s happening.
Think about it:
You’re either totally hooked on living your best life. You’re addicted to the push and the sweat and hard work that comes along with training consistently. You love how whole, real foods makes you feel. You can’t imagine NOT living the fit lifestyle.
Or perhaps eating clean and working out aren’t your most favorite (whaaat?) but you know that to keep at a reasonable body composition (how much fat vs how much muscle) and general health, you need to keep some things in check.
Lastly, and I hope this doesn’t happen, perhaps you’ve neglected your self-care for too long and now you are under doctors’ orders to make changes to the way you move and eat to preserve your life.
So see, no matter how you slice it, we’re all in this for life.
With that said, unless you’re a fitness model, figure competitor or professional sports athlete, you need to figure out a way to make your eating and movement doable for life.
And when I say doable I mean in two ways: that you WANT to do it for life and that you are able to do it for life.
You need to be able to find motivation when it wains, get committed when you’re not motivated, keep your body healthy so that you can crush your training sessions day after day and most importantly; live a normal life!
Let’s start with giving yourself some grace.
Every day and every week is not going to be ideal, but compared to the long stretch of the rest of your life, those 3 days you had to miss because you were sick are really NBD.
Remember this life we have and this fit lifestyle we choose to live is a marathon, not a sprint.
Sprints are good (my fav) literally and metaphorically. It’s great to have a fitness “sprint” like a challenge or deadline but when the sprint is done you have to keep moving.
Going hard for a 6-week challenge and then doing nothing is like running on a hamster wheel, you’re not going to get anywhere.
Take on the challenges, enjoy the sprint but also lay the foundation of making small changes that you know you can stick with for life. It doesn’t matter how small, as long as it moves you in the right direction and you are continually taking new small steps forward. It all adds up over time.
Keep scrolling my blog for more ways to make healthy living sustainable for life.