One of the hardest parts about transitioning to healthier habits is recovering when life throws you a curve ball. We’ve all had days where our lunch is sitting at home or work ran late and we missed our class at the gym.
The key here is knowing it’s ok – life happens! It’s generally easier to feel that way when we have a back-up plan.
Maybe it’s as simple as making the better choice when ordering your replacement lunch. Another option is having healthy snacks stashed that can carry you through or at least fill you up a little before being tempted by the menu.
A tough one to plan for is exercise. To be fair, this is an area I can struggle with. It can be hard to rally when a friend cancels or the meeting at work runs long. This is another great time to make the better choice. Maybe it’s getting in a walk or using an online workout at home.
It’s important to remember anything is better than nothing and the more things you try – the more options you will have. It’s a lot easier to do an online workout in place of a class if you’ve found one you enjoy or stash healthy snacks if you’ve found one that you like.
On the other hand, it can also be an opportunity to try something new. Maybe it forces you to grab a new food or try that machine at the gym that’s always scared you (yet intrigued you 😉).
Regardless of what you choose, don’t let an off day derail you!
Do you have a backup plan?