I just talked with a friend/client and she was disappointed that she wasn’t seeing the results she wanted in the time she wanted. I asked her if she had been journaling her wellness journey including her nutrition and Visibly Fit exercise regimen. She was following that suggestion, but when I read the journal I just about fell out of my chair. I found that her pattern of not eating enough food in her day and skipping workout days to be particularly strong during her work week. The weekends were actually back on track. Although she was eating healthy (for the most part) during the week, she wasn’t consuming enough calories and wasn’t eating 5-6 small meals a day as I had recommended for increasing her metabolism. The exercise was sporadic at best. On the weekends, it looked as though she was trying to play “catch up” from her lack of balance during the week. Usually, I see it the other way around as people cut loose on the weekends then workout hard during the week.
I told my friend that it’s important to have a plan in place when you have a time involved career or busy lifestyle. Planning ahead on Sundays for her weekly meals and snacks so they become “grab and go” items would be less time consuming during the rushed weekday mornings. Also, I encouraged her to wake up 15-30 minutes earlier so she could get a partial workout and then work the rest of her exercises in throughout her breaks at work.
If you’re looking to reach a certain goal by a certain timeframe then you would need to buckle down and stay committed. Once you start getting into a healthy routine it becomes habitual and easy to maintain. “They” say it takes around 21 days to form a habit, but I believe that everyone is different. It really depends on your mindset and your willingness to change. AND…accountability is key for all success! If you are seeking accountability and coaching email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.