A lot of you have been asking me where I find my motivation, how do I get back on track after binging or after going on holidays for a few days or even weeks. Truth is, there is no magic answer. But I can give you a few tips:
- Don’t beat yourself up.
So what if you didn’t workout or eat clean for quite some time ? It’s a lifestyle, you can’t live your whole life without taking any days off to enjoy yourself and stop worrying about wether this food will make you fat or will ruin your progress. You know that you will get back on track, so just be happy that you got to enjoy relaxing and eating whatever you wanted. Life’s all about balance!
2. One step at a time
It might be hard at the beginning but don’t wake up one day and tell yourself “I’m gonna eat clean and workout today and this whole week” Just do your best. One meal at a time, one workout at a time. Live in the moment and try to be the healthiest version of yourself every time you get the chance.
3. Eat fruits when you’re craving something sweet.
It might be hard to get rid of your cravings for unhealthy food after getting used to eating muffins/ chocolate/ ice cream, etc. Try having a piece of fruit instead. You could also have a square of dark chocolate and you won’t feel deprived but you’ll still be healthy.
4. Don’t skip breakfast or any other meal
Many people tend to think that they will lose weight faster by skipping meals. This is so wrong. First of all, eating breakfast when you wake up kick start your metabolism and can actually help you be healthier throughout the day, people who don’t eat breakfast every day are more likely to get cravings throughout the day. Make sure your breakfast includes proteins, complex carbs and healthy fats. Eating small meals throughout the day will help you lose weight as it will keep your metabolism going. On the other hand, skipping meals will slow it down and your body will store fat instead of getting rid of it. Food is fuel, so don’t be afraid of it.
5. Don’t spend hours at the gym
Hitting the gym for 2-3 hours every day, going from cardio to weight training to cardio again is not the solution. You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to get back on track. 30-60 minutes a day is enough! If you workout too much, your body will get exhausted and once again this will prevent you from losing weight instead of helping you.
6. Don’t cut out carbs
Guys. Carbs are good for you. YOUR BODY NEEDS IT! Try to eat wholewheat pastas, bread, brown rice, quinoa, oats…They will give you the energy you need to workout properly.
7. Don’t stress about it
Just know that you can do this. Maybe it will take time but there’s no need to stress about it. Be happy, be confident and be patient.
Hope this helps 🙂 ❤