Setting your Minimums: The Key to Success When you don’t have total control
It is so much easier to stay on track with your fitness/nutrition plan when you are able to grocery shop and meal prep, get to the gym on a regular basis, and in general, have control of your surroundings. We all know that it is not possible to have total control all of the time, so what do you do in these situations? You set your “minimums”.
Your minimums are the basic parameters you set for yourself, that you can follow in any situation or any environment (vacations, weekends, travel). By doing this, it allows you to stay on the path toward reaching your goals, while still enjoying yourself or eliminating feelings of guilt or anxiety for straying from your normal routine or plan!
Some examples of these minimums are:
*Eat vegetables with 2 meals a day
*Consume a serving of protein with every meal
*Follow the plate method for at least one meal a day
*Follow your hunger cues
*15 minutes of intentional movement a day
*Drink at least 64oz of water
*Sleep 8 hours a night
You can choose 2 or 3 options from this list, and check them off each day that you’re away from your normal routine. It may not seem like much, but one small step forward is still progress!