Necessity is the mother of invention, right?
I am 150 miles from home and have spent the past 8 hours at my daughter’s volleyball tournament, enjoying the full compliment of perks public high school gymnasiums have to offer.
Uncomfortable bleachers? Check.
Loud whistles and overzealous parents who loudly overestimate their kid’s talent? Check.
Terrible odors coming from every direction? Check.
Eating lots of crappy fast-food because thats all that is available? UNCHECK!
Just because i am spending 48 hours on the road at this 2-day tournament does not mean I have to sacrifice my eating habits or my workouts and this is where creativity comes in handy. I have known about this trip for months so i was able to plan for it, which means I can stick to my dietary principles in spite of not being at home where I can cook and prepare what I want. I admit that eating healthily on the road is not the most convenient thing to do but it can be done. And because i can bring Beachbody on demand with me anywhere i go…i have no excuse!
The first thing I did was research hotels and I found one with a fridge so I could bring the essential ingredients I needed for my Shakeology. I have a Nutibullet so making the shake is easy. Any standard grocery store freezer bag serves as a great vehicle for keeping items cold while traveling from home to the final destination. I also made some snacks to bring with me; roasted chick peas, veggies and kale are easy to pack and take up next to no space. And WATER…water is huge. And all i need for that is my nalgene bottle. I mean seriously, i have no reason to get off track. There really is no excuse for not being able to eat well while traveling or stick to my workout plan. It just takes effort and a little planning. It can be done.
It is one of the best things i found using our new program 2B mindset. I have learned so much about making this program a way of life. It is sustainable and it doesn’t matter what is happening in my life…i can stay on track. I have been traveling the last 6 weeks. Every weekend a road trip, living the hotel life…and i am still able to make it happen. I have continually lost weight over the craziness that is life. I didnt think it was possible. But, with 2B Mindset…it is.
I am proudly nestled in my bed in my hotel room watching TV and spending time with my family with absolutely no guilt. I still have an entire day of volleyball to watch tomorrow and I am in good shape. I drove by every fast food joint imaginable today and I wasn’t the least bit tempted because I had food in my room waiting for me. I have snacks for tomorrow and am ready for another great day because I planned ahead.
Just a reminder that life happens and you might thing you are too busy to work on your health…but, im telling you that you can. Our pre-launch 2B group is in full swing, but if are wanting to join us, you still can. Comment below or contact me on facebook.
I would love to have you join us!
You know the funny thing about being a health and fitness coach is that the summer is sometimes less busy than you would think. I am pretty busy during the winter months while everyone is “gearing” up for bathing suit season, but by mid summer I often see things drop off in regards to motivation from many. I think people feel like it’s a bad time of year because they are vacationing and relaxing and want to put it off until fall. I have found though, it can be done and done well with some effort. The best part is, it can be pretty fun and rewarding too!
Starting a new fitness program during the summer does not mean you have to live off of salads, skip the summer cocktails and workout all day long. It’s more about learning to adapt to a new lifestyle that you follow for life. Not just a few weeks or until the pound's fall off. It’s a permanent change. It’s about learning how to navigate thru life with the 80/20 mindset. It’s a way of living that more and more people are adapting to and it’s easier than you might think.
What is the 80/ 20 mindset in regards to nutrition and fitness? It’s more of a focus on mindfulness. 80% of the time you are spot on in regards to your nutrition. You are eating “clean.” Your diet is loaded with fresh fruits, veggies, proteins carbohydrates and healthy fats in moderation. You practice portion control and and strive to eat foods in their most natural state. If it is processed, the less ingredients the better. I strive for 5 or less. It helps me to be assured there are few chemicals and preservatives in it.
That 20% is your treats and slip ups. It’s about not being perfect all the time but being mindful. I never want my clients to feel “deprived” when it comes to foods. If they want to have a slice of cake or a cocktail every once in awhile fine. I encourage them to do that, but I have them practice moderation. I don’t want them having 10 cocktails or the entire cake. The same goes for the exercise. I don’t want them thinking it has to be 7 days a week for hours upon hours a day. It means that 80% of the time you are going to exercise but if you miss a day. That’s ok, that happens...thats life.
This lifestyle is about refusing to quit. So many people fall off the wagon and then think they need to start over but really when it’s a lifestyle there is no starting over. Each day is a fresh start and a chance to get back on track.
This is the mindset I try to instill in my challengers. I try to teach them a forever approach rather than a quick fix.
On July 2nd I will kick off my 30 day "change your habits - change your world" challenge group. This group will consist of daily support and motivation from me. In the group you will be surrounded by others who are working towards the similar lifestyle change goals that you are. I will provide recipes, fitness and nutrition tips and most importantly I will hold your feet to the fire and help to prevent you from quitting.You will pick your fitness program, Shakeology flavor and agree to eat clean for the duration of the challenge. Hopefully the skills you learn from this group will stick with you for the long haul. I've found that it’s easy to buy a fitness program with good intentions but it’s hard to stick with it without support. Let me be the one who gets you to where you want to be in your life in regards to your health.
Don’t let summer be your excuse. Starting something new never really has a “right” time. You just need to decide that it’s THE TIME for you. Allow me be the one who helps you have your best transformation yet. You have what it takes.
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.