Adapt and overcome

Ever had one of those times where you felt a little overwhelmed? I was in that spot last week. Increased workload and extra family commitments had left me in a bit of a spin. However, these things are par for the course. I know that change is the only constant.

And I’m aware that life will challenge you to do the things you need to do especially when it comes to staying on top of your health and fitness. And last week was more challenging than normal for me.

Recognizing this needs to be addressed. Here is how I adapt to stay on top of exercise and diet during these challenging times. I’ve changed my training program from 5 to 4 sessions per week for the foreseeable future. This will be inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. And I can go back up to 5 in the future.

Convenience meals have been added to the weekly meals to aid in the tracking of food and reduce cooking time. It’s amazing what tasty, nutrient-dense meals you can get for under 400 calories these days.

Getting outside when weather permits. Getting in that vitamin D where possible. This could be whilst taking calls or eating meals alfresco.

Breaking down tasks. A lot of overwhelm comes from logging tasks and jobs I have to do. Looking at them in their entirety will result in shut down so I break them up and do small manageable parts and do a bit each day. 

Another thing is not to have them in my head. I have to get them out of there and free up some thinking space rather than having to do’s reverberating around paralyzing action. For this I have a to-do list on my phone. (If you write them down on post-it notes and other places I  suggest you merge them all into one place). This transference of getting it out of your head onto paper will clear your mind of noise and aid focus.

Those things combined with copious amounts of coffee. Bear in mind you want a cut-off for your caffeine. Otherwise, sleep will be affected then you are going to compound issues.

This is why it is paramount to have a plan that is flexible for keeping on top of your health and fitness. If you would like a no-obligation 15-minute chat about how to improve yours click here

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