We ALL fall down.
I was talking with a dear friend and client the other day who travels regularly. She was explaining how after her last trip it seemed harder to get back in the swing of meal prep, regular sleep, and prioritizing workouts. She was tired, grabbing easy food options, and skipping cardio sessions.
Understanding the long term importance of lifting weights, and with me there waiting for her, she showed for her scheduled training sessions, though she said would have been VERY easy to skip.
She went on to explain that in the past this is where she would quit.
So many times we have the all or none mentality. The “I didn’t do this so why do that” thought process.
With her mind made up, my friend listened to her body. Focusing first on rest and nutrition, she prepared her meals and made herself go to bed at a decent hour. Being a night owl this was a very hard task for her, and required some discipline.
Within the week she began to feel amazing again, and is back on track.
This friend of mine is down 60 pounds, and through this journey has realized that there will be times she falls. She realizes that this is not a deal breaker, and the given efforts are not lost.
She knows all that can be done is to get back up, dust off, and move forward.
As we parted ways, with a big smile on her face, she assured me that the difference between this time and the other attempts of living a fit and healthy lifestyle, is simply not giving up after a fall.
She says- “It is not the end, just a bump in the road, and I feel fantastic!”
As her trainer and nutrition coach my heart is completely full. The struggles of balancing life and fitness is a huge reality. I highly recommend the pursuit of Persistence over Perfection! You will get there! Don’t give up!
If you need guidance I am here to help. Nutrition is absolutely key to any successful program, and the perfect start to living a fit and healthy life. Learn more about nutrition here, and let’s start your success story today.