If you had an indulgent holiday season like me (eating out, family gatherings, a glass of wine too many) and want to stick to your goals here are 5 helpful TIPS to stay on top of your GAME!
It’s smart practice to follow small, manageable tasks that keep you on track toward reaching your ultimate goal.
Not only do I use these strategies, these are the same skills our Reign Nutrition Clients works towards mastering.
Tip 1 |Make A Plan
Write everything down in a journal, your Whole 30 Journal piece of paper, whiteboard, etc, or log it into an app like My Fitness Pal. You want to do this in the morning before you start your day however, the night before can be even more beneficial.
By creating a written plan that you can follow, rather than just winging it, you will leave little room for deviation.
Tip 2 | Organize Your Morning
Lay out your workout gear and pack your gym bag the night before.
I do this every night to help me get a head start the following morning, especially if it starts before 4am. (Big shout out to all the AM Reign Fitness Fam)
Another thing I do to help me get my mornings organized is…
“Planning your meals up to 2-3 days in advance and having them prepped the night before so they are ready to grab and pack the following day.”
I get asked a lot, “How do you Meal Prep For the Week?”
I plan meals Monday-Wednesday, then reset and create meals for Thursday & Friday.
Weekends are done separately.
Tip 3 | Meal Prep
Keep it simple!
It doesn’t need to be a gourmet meal or super complicated dish.
Prepare bulk batches of protein and veggies on the weekend or at the beginning of the week for easy grab-and-go for the rest of the week.
You can use the prepped protein and veggies to create different types of meals or just eat together. The most important thing is that it’s readily available for you to consume or pack.
The best meal prep is the one that allows you stay the most consistent and helps you achieve your fitness goals but it doesn’t ever have to be boring. (Use spices to get more creative with simple meals.)
Tip 4 | Eat Real Food
Whether your following Paleo, Whole 30, Macros or Flexible Dieting; the best way to reset is to focus on eating Real, Whole foods… Not Too Much… and Mostly Plants.
Tip: If it came from inside a box or can last longer than 2 weeks on your shelf, it’s probably man made and not real food.
Work hard to develop the skills that allow you to be consistent with your meals and timing because you cannot out train a bad diet!
Let me repeat that, “You Cannot Out Train A Bad Diet.”
Tip 5 | Get In The Gym
Schedule your ReignFIT, Barbell, Semi’s, Physical Challenges, etc in your calendar every day and/or weekly.
Whatever it is get it scheduled, even an active recovery day with the family.
Scheduling gives it importance and can help you get to the gym on days you may not want to but should.
Most people may find it challenging to “get there” but once you walk in, you’ll be so happy you showed up and worked out.