Happy Monday y’all! Woo hoo for a brand new week! After getting back from a week in Europe, and then turning around and spending 3 days in Philly for work- it’s safe to say I was totally off my routine and feeling all kinds of out of whack! I always think I’m so spontaneous and fun, but then get me out of my normal groove and WAHM! I don’t know how to function anymore- anyone else feel me on this?!
As I was re-adjusting to my normal life, it got me thinking about routines and how it’s kind of as hard or as easy as we make it to get back into one after traveling. So if any of y’all struggle in getting back to your groove I’m going to be sharing a few of my thoughts/tips around how to best get back into a routine!
ONE: GIVE YOURSELF GRACE
As with anything in life, I always like to start by reminding us (I need the reminder too!) to give yourself grace! When I was in Europe I was totally trying to stick to FASTer Way to Fat Loss, but it was vacation and there was to much to eat and try that I was missing out on. (Low Carb days on vacation are not my friend! ha.) So my friend Abby reminded me that this is vacation! And one week wasn’t going to ruin my progress. And you know what? She was right! Grace.
So when I got back I reminded myself of this same principal. The first few days of getting back into a routine (whether its work, a diet, workouts, etc) can often be tough- but y’all we all deserve a little grace 🙂 And when we aren’t so hard on ourselves then we are able to find our groove again – even if there are a few hiccups along the way!
TWO: HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE FOR STARTING FRESH
This may sound counter intuitive to the above, but while I think grace is SO important, I also think it’s equally important to stick to your guns and be unwavering in deciding to get back into your said routine. I made a commitment that the day I was back I was going to hit the ground running with FASTer Way- no excuses. And although fasting for 16 hours was TOUGH, man did it feel good to do it again. And eating my macros was challenging (since they kind of went by the wayside on vacay) but my body was shouting “thank you!” for the clean eating again. This is not the easiest thing to do, but making a clear goal and holding yourself accountable is so important to the success of getting back into your routine!
THREE: HAVE FUN GETTING BACK AT IT
Finally, make it FUN! The first cup of coffee after my alarm went off at 4:45? I savored every last drop of it! And getting back into reading my morning devotional? Man oh man I love reading every word. It was tough to get up early again but I had so much fun savoring my every day and making each activity that I typically take for granted really count! So have fun with it!!