How I’m Tackling My Fitness Roadblocks This Month

I kicked off my morning with some strength training and a good heart to heart about nutrition with my trainer. I needed to get real about my challenges and why I’m feeling stuck. I am feeling stuck because I’m getting in my own way but I needed to be real too – what are the realistic solutions to my challenges, my roadblocks? 

  1. I’m not eating enough clean and nutrient packed calories. I’m not getting enough protein.
  2. I am not eating breakfast.
  3. I’m not drinking enough water.
  4. I’m strength training but I’ve been slacking on cardio.
  5. I wasn’t clear about what my daily caloric intake should be.

  1. I’m not eating a lot of junk food.
  2. I’m doing something active every day even if it’s just crunches in the evening.
  3. I’m going to personal training for strength training weekly.
  4. I’ve cut back on sugar in my tea.
  5. I’m getting better sleep.

  1. Add cardio to my week, at least 3 times. – Get up and go for a walk/run in the mornings before work.
  2. Start drinking water right after my morning cup of coffee – replace some cups of tea with water – continue to drink it through the day by always having a bottle of water with me.
  3. Track my food in my Fitbit app – focus on getting set amount of calories that my trainer set for me each day – more nutrient dense foods. If I plan ahead I’ll be able to manage this better.
  4. Have a protein shake or protein/granola bar in the morning. – I’m not a big eater in the morning so choosing light foods but protein packed I think will be key for me here.
  5. Plan out a more balanced exercise routine for the week that includes yoga, upper body workouts and cardio in addition to my personal training appointments.

My biggest roadblock right now is time. I feel like I never have enough time to get it all in one day but with some planning ahead, boundaries and time management I can tackle this! 

 

7 thoughts on “How I’m Tackling My Fitness Roadblocks This Month

  1. You are doing fantastic. Way further ahead than me. I love the honesty and the little steps you implement to get you closer to your fitness goals. Also that you are not giving up everything, so this plan feels more realistic and doable. I am not a big breakfast eater as well, so I loved that you will have a snack bar for protein. I will be taking that idea and implementing it. Thanks for the post.

    1. Hi Renee! Thank you so much for your kind words! We all have our own journey, whether it’s fitness or career or something else. I think what helps us make our goals attainable is by first being honest with ourselves, with our obstacles and as well as with what is really realistic for us. We are more likely to stay motivated if we see the tasks ahead as doable! I hope some of these ideas work for you!!!

    1. Thank you so much Chloe! That means a lot! If I had all the time in the world I think I’d spend most of it being active and working out in some form or another but unfortunately that’s not how my life is laid out right now lol. It means so much to hear that I’m moving in the right direction! Thank you!

  2. This is a good reminder that I need to try my meals again. I used to do it every day before and during pregnancy but I have gotten away from it. Drinking water has also been a struggle lately.

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