firstly, i want to make it clear that i am not always on track. there are times where i slip up or simply want to enjoy my life without worrying about anything else and that is completely normal and fine to do so. for the most part however, i do manage to stay on track provided i follow the steps below.
- each week i prepare food for all my meals 2 days in advance. this is because i don’t like to freeze meals nor do i want to continuously eat the same thing over and over. - i track these meals using myfitnesspal to ensure they help me reach my macro and calorie goals.
- on weekends i am more lenient and don’t track nor do i consume prepped meals. during this time i practice intuitive eating.
- i surround myself with likeminded people every single day. this inspires me to reach my goals because they are constantly striving for theirs.
- following likeminded people on instagram additionally motivates me and helps me feel like i’m not alone on a journey.
exercise tracking - my only current goal is to increase strength in squat, bench and deadlift. by tracking what i lift for how many sets and reps each session, this allows me to look back and evaluate my progress. it is especially motivating when i look 4/5 sessions back and see how far i have come. this always helps me stay focused and know if i can do it once, i can do it again.
knowing my worth - although i have noted this point last, this one is a big one for me. i used to and still occasionally do struggle with the feeling of not being good enough. not looking a certain way, lifting a certain weight etc etc. this can really throw me off track because i then start to think “what is the point?”. however, there is every point. each day you work towards your goals is a day you are bettering yourself. focus on your own progress only and do everything for yourself. don’t “diet” because everyone else is or do certain types of exercise because it worked for that person...do what you want to do and what helps you to reach your personal goals. not what it takes to reach the goals of someone else.