Episode 3: When Life Gets In The Way

Posted by Lauren Higgins on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Episode 3 of Lori's #FitToFly challenge touches on something we can all relate to. How are we supposed to make time for our fitness when we don't even have time to tackle the pile of laundry that's completely redefined the purpose of the accent chair in the corner of the bedroom?

This is one of those weeks. You know the kind. Lots of left field fly balls right to the head that are hard to bounce back from. Just frustrating.
When I get frustrated I tend to want to do the opposite of all the healthy habits. Surely I’m not the only one? I know I’ll bounce back fast, but in the mean time I think it’s okay to be honest & say out loud that it was a tough week to stay at maximum motivation.

I want to send a HUGE Thank You to everyone who has messaged encouraging words as I push forward in my journey to get #FitToFly! If you have any advice or encouragement it is more than welcome. Hit me up in the comments or at lori@yeslouisville.com!

Have a great week! See you next Sunday!

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." A quote made famous by John Lennon is the perfect way to describe the frustration Lori felt last week, a feeling we all experience when things get a little hectic. So what can you do when this happens?

1. Plan
Coming into each week with a plan is imperative to success and personal growth, specifically when it comes to your health and fitness goals. But what happens when that plan gets derailed and suddenly it's been a week since you've worked out? Do we beat ourselves up over it? Do we skip meals or cut certain foods to "punish" ourselves? No, we absolutely don't. Cutting entire food groups or skipping meals isn't necessary and most certainly does not promote health or wellness. Sticking to a plan can make it easier for you to stay on track. Maybe your plan is to stash carrots in your bag to avoid giving in at that catered company meeting, or maybe your plan is to enjoy the free meal and plan healthy meals for the rest of the week. Whatever your plan is, make it and accept it. You can't let yourself down if it's all apart of your weekly plan.

2. Be Realistic
You can't be perfect all the time. Whether you're attending an event for work, school or even on vacation, it's impossible to stay on track 100% of the time. Be realistic. Life is meant to be lived and food is meant to be enjoyed. Eat that cookie. One off day isn't going to erase weeks, months or years of progress. 

2. Move On
Did I mention you can't be perfect all the time? Creating and executing a plan in motion is always an accomplishment. Maybe that's why we're so hard on ourselves when we fail to execute. Lori brings a very valuable lesson to the table this week and that lesson is to identify where you can improve and move on with your life. Maybe you were a little too realistic and derailed all week long as opposed to just one meal, or one day. Maybe it's not your busy schedule that prevented you from hitting the gym, maybe you just didn't feel like it. We all fall short but we shouldn't view health and wellness in terms of reward and punishment. Identify where you slipped up and move on. Maybe you ate 10 cookies instead of just one or two - it isn't the end of the world or your fitness journey, but dwelling on it will only cause unnecessary stress that will continue to get in the way of your overall wellness goals.

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