It's a New year, you're feeling fresh after a nice break, and you have tons of new motivation to crush it!
Today is the day many people renew their commitment to their fitness goals and have the turn of the new year as an added burst of motivation.
This is huge. There is one thing to keep in mind as well though.
This is also the day work picks back up. Emails are backed up, everyone wants to book meetings, and you're finding your stride again as you get back into work mode.
Because of this added stress, to avoid becoming overwhelmed, I recommend taking your fiery motivation and directing it towards the BIG ROCKS.
Pick 1-3 things to REALLY focus on this week, and make sure they're the things that really matter. Forget the rest (for now).
Some good 'big rocks' to really hammer down this week:
- simply logging your food intake: if you're out of the tracking habit, JUST track. Don't worry about the cals or macros for now (we can get back to that soon). For now, just get used to tracking your food again, an make it a habit by doing it every day. Just knowing you need to log it tends to have a lot of positive effects on your actual diet. For example, knowing you've got to log means that entire sleeve or Oreos probably won't get eaten :)
- Hit your workouts: nothing fancy, extra or crazy. Just get in there, have a great energizing and stress relieving workout, and get out. Hit all the workouts you are programmed to hit. Don't worry about doing more, just nail that big rock.
- If you're out of the habit of meal prepping, make this a big rock for the week. This is major, since it takes care of 90% of any nutrition challenge you'll face. Keep it simple, and don't get too fancy (unless you've got skills like that, in which case I'm jealous)
Start simple. Cook a bunch of chickens in the oven at the same time, cook another chunk of protein in the crock pot, use some frozen veggies if you want to make it even easier, and pair it with some lentils or potatoes/yams. Simple wins ever time, allow spices to add variety. Salads with chicken are another great meal to get in your vitamins and macro friendly nutrients.
For some help in this department, check out THESE RECIPES. For more, check THESE OUT.
Takeaway: this week, focus on the big rocks. Hammer down on the things that really matter, disregard the rest.
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