I think the hardest thing about adopting a healthy lifestyle has been staying consistent. My former career as a law enforcement office and criminal investigator often required grabbing a burger and fries between calls. But, what I have realized since then, is that it was easier for me to stay where I was than to do “all of the work that would be require. I would have to cook at go grocery shopping more often, I would have to exercise even after working 12 -16 hours. I would have to make time for it. I would have to commit to it. And it just seemed like too much work! Even though I really needed it.
I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but in the spirit of complete transparency, I want you to know that sometimes I still have days where I struggle with that commitment to working out 5-6 times a week or getting my back side in that kitchen and cooking meals for the week (I really hate to cook!).
But anyone who tells you that they are always 100% on plan, and never struggle with eating clean consistently or with getting motivated to work out everyday . . . well they’re lying! Life happens. Sometimes things get hectic and we can’t always be 100%, some days it might be hard to even be at 80%, but it is important to know that going in. Expect the unexpected. Expect things to pop up and cause chaos.
On those days, you just have to let go and go with the flow and do the best you can do. You don’t have to be perfect every single day. You just need to do the best you can today, and then repeat that same effort tomorrow. Eventually it gets easier, but there are always going to be things that happen to throw you off kilter. The trick is not to let them totally derail you. Just get right back on point as soon as you can no harm, no foul.