I think it is safe to say we have all been in the place where it feels like everything is against our best intentions. For example…eating healthy all morning, but now there is cake in the break room. Shoot. Sunday meal prep is upon you and your groceries are ready, but The Walking Dead marathon has just started. What to do? Planning to make it back to the gym after a week off, but Snowmagedden strikes. Well, eff that.
These seem to be times when we just want to say “f**k it” and push away our plans and progress. With another round of the arctic attacks coming our way, I would like to encourage you all to fight the f**k it frame of mind. But how?
- My favorite option is a good ole accountability buddy. This can be anyone who cares about your best interests. And it doesn’t have to be one person. I rely on friends, other CFKT members, a co-worker, a family member, and even my husband the handful of times he shows more self-control than me. We text when we need encouragement, call when we need extra self-control, we send memes to accurately express frustration. It is a great way to stay on track and be there for someone else.
- If other people aren’t your thing, another great option is a journal. I have had countless food, motivation, or performance journals over the years. Not only is it harder to make a bad decision when you have to write it down, but they are a great way to track results in the event that Wodify crashes. I even got pretty crafty with one when I discovered Pinterest and had way too much fun with it.
- No, but seriously, the internet is full of great inspiration, tips, tricks, and even scariness to keep us in the right place. Not sure about this one, Google “health inspiration” and you will see what I am talking about. (Editor’s note: Make sure you turn “Safe Search” on.) Sure there is a lot of garbage out there too, but if you are cuddled up on the couch planning which kind of cereal you are going to eat while you do nothing give it a try. You may be inspired to do some walking lunges around your house or try your hand at paleo baking.
Those are just a few options to fight the f**k it frame of mind, but there are more that may be unique to you. Why are you part of this gym to begin with? Maybe remembering that can help when temptation and bad decisions rear their ugly heads. What goals are you hoping to accomplish? What people in your life are you hoping to inspire with your actions and results? Stay strong, stay upbeat. It will be worth it.
I’m Here for the Rear,