Consistency over time is the REAL “secret” to making a health change.
However, I don’t think anyone has a life that is consistently free of unplanned craziness.
If you have a flexible approach to making things work, you have a better shot at reaching your goals.
Here are a couple of ideas for how to handle food prep on a day that is going to be crazy busy.
Hack: Log your food for the whole day the night before or first thing in the morning.
Once it’s all in your tracker, you’re more likely to be compliant with your program for that day.
You will be less likely to grab something unplanned because, in your mind, you already know you logged everything and you don’t want to open up the tracker to do the extra work to log that snack.
Or, if you do need to eat something unplanned, you only need to add that one thing, not the whole day.
Hack: Pack your food for the entire day and bring it with you.
After your food is logged, put all of it in one cooler. Meals, snacks – everything.
As your crazy, busy day unfolds, even if you’re at home, you know that your food for that day is in that one spot.
It is easier to be disciplined if you know that. It’s in this box, it’s logged – that’s my food for today.
The big idea here is to stop worrying about if you’re doing things the “right” way and get creative about how to make it work in YOUR life.
Doing it slightly less than “optimally” is still doing it!
Busy adults don’t have time to be perfect. Let that $h!t go!
Tammy became an athlete in her 50’s and is passionate about helping other busy adults transform their health. Each individual has a unique combination of strengths and challenges that have to be used to shape a program that will work. Science-based principles, flexibility, accountability, and support make all the difference.