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Setting Your Minimums: The Key to Success When You Don’t Have Total Control

Have you ever worked so hard to get your summer body ready for vacation, only to spend the entire trip eating and drinking everything in sight? It is so much easier to stay on track with your fitness/nutrition plan when you can grocery shop and meal prep, get to the gym on a regular basis, and in general, have control of your surroundings.  We all know that it is not possible to have total control all of the time, so what do you do in these situations? You set your “minimums”.

Your minimums are the basic parameters you set for yourself, that you can follow in any situation or environment (this also works great on the weekends!).  Doing so allows you to stay on the path toward reaching your goals, while still enjoying yourself! Some examples of weekend/vacation minimums are:

*Follow the plate method for at least one meal a day

*Eat vegetables with 2 meals a day

*Consume a serving of protein with every meal

*Follow your hunger cues 

*15 minutes of intentional movement a day

*Drink at least 64-80oz of water

*Sleep 8 hours a night

You can choose 2 or 3 options from this list, and check them off each day that you’re away from your normal routine.  It may not seem like much, but one small step forward is still progress!  If you want to learn more about staying on track for the long run, book your free intro!

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