I’m a big fan of routine when it comes to my weight loss journey. Okay, fine. I’m a huge fan of it. I like having a scheduled time to eat and to work out. Call me a little OCD if you want, but I know that having a routine is what has gotten me this far.
I’m fine if I have a day or two when my routine gets off. But if I go a week without my routine, I start to get a little nervous. Why?
Because what happens when we get out of the habit? One day can turn into two days, and two days can turn into one week, then one week can turn into a really long time. I’ve been there! A few times. I’m sure some of you have, too!
This month has been and will continue to be crazy for me. And next week is probably going to be the most crazy, insane week of my life. I’m working 40 hours in the span of 3.5 days so that I can meet up with Christy and Lisa (and maybe some of you other folks??) in Chicago! People at work have told me I’m crazy for attempting this, but I have a game plan. I’m going to eat, sleep, and work. There’s no way exercise is going to be in the schedule. And honestly? I’m a little afraid that I’ll get back to my lazy habits.
But as much as I’m afraid, I’m also confident that I can do this. That I can get BACK into the habit once life returns to normal.
When life happens, and things get a little out of whack we may have to take a break from the routine. That doesn’t mean we have to fall off the wagon completely. It means that we adjust. We try to be even more militant with what we eat, get exercise in when and if we can, and keep in the mindset that we’re in this for the long haul.
Because even though losing weight is the result, the goal is to be healthy. We can be healthy even if we’re not in our usual routines. Does that mean that every.single.day. I’m going to cut calories and drink nothing but water? Not a chance (read: I’m eating pizza in Chicago). But I am going to try to keep a healthy mindset for the most part. Then, as soon as I can, I’m going to get back into the habit of my work outs.
If you’re out of the habit, that’s fine, but dig deep, keep a healthy mindset, and just TRY! I know you can do it; I challenge you to do it. Now, tell me. How do you plan to do it?
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