I don’t know about you…. but I’ve got into a real rigid routine at the moment.
I train on the same days at the same time.
I do my weekly tasks and jobs at the same time.
Do the food shop at same time on the same day.
Meal prep same time.
A bit Truman show like but its keeping me on the straight and narrow until things resume.
Whilst this is generally a good habit…it can have a flip side.
I’m now hearing from members on check ins that each weekend….they are stuck in a bad routine.
At the same time and on the same days.
And it’s hard to break.
They open up the cupboards and go wild.
Booze, cakes, biscuits, sweets – you name it.
And I get it.
It’s mainly down to being bored and having nothing to look forwards to at weekends.
But a huge part of it is down to triggers.
When the craving kicks in – there aint no stopping!
So, if you are one of these people, who kicks themselves on a Sunday evening because you’ve blown it again….
Let’s see if we can reduce those triggers.
Eliminating the weekend guilt.
First things first, you need to identify what types of triggers are holding you back from hitting your body shape goal.
Don’t have it in the house.
You hear that tip all the time but you still buy the trigger item.
Do you really need a mega pack bag of penguin biscuits? (No, you can’t use the kids as an excuse – especially if you keep beating the kids to eating them!)
Out of sight and out of mind – don’t they say.
It then needs a substitute.
We see the 3 meals a day, full of protein and vegetable as an idea frequency in the real world.
But there is more to it.
Sit down & enjoy the meal, rather than rushing it as you watch YouTube or tele.
Chew slowly to help digestion and allow time for the body to realise it has consumed a meal.
Seems to be about 20-30 minutes before satiation kicks in.
Keep your bedtime routine.
No late-night wild parties at the moment (well public ones anyway ha).
Get to bed and get up at a similar time, to keep the good habit routine flowing.
Your future self next week will thank you.
More energy, better focus, lighter, slimmer, fitter!
Use this email as your trigger.
Trigger to act and apply the advice.
Let’s break that bad weekend routine and work on your body shape goal.
Summer isn’t really far away, and if you don’t want to be hiding and covering yourself up when lockdown restrictions have ended…
…the work needs to start now!
Have a great easter weekend.