“Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.” David Goggins
If you’ve never heard of David Goggins check him out. This man is a retired Navy SEAL, endurance athlete and motivational speaker. He lives each day getting out of his comfort zone so he can achieve his personal best.
So what do you do to get out of your comfort zone? When we feel like quitting we may just need to stop, take a look around us, smell the roses and move forward. What does that mean for you and a low carb keto lifestyle?
Some days are difficult to say the least. We have outside stress going on, our family doesn’t want to support us – they think we are crazy, everyone has an opinion – which isn’t our opinion. How do we move forward with everything and everyone dictating what we do!?
Stop!!! Just stop for a minute and find something to be grateful about in your life. Maybe it is just that you had food in your house to have breakfast this morning! Maybe your child didn’t throw a fit this morning! You have a car to get you to your job on time! Once you have found something to be grateful for, now it is time to make a plan.
Making a plan needs to be simple. It needs to be doable on a daily basis and it needs to be written down. If you look at your schedule and you can’t fit in an hours workout – don’t stress. According to David Asprey, author of Bulletproof Diet, you only need 20 minutes a day. Maybe a quick walk everyday, then two to three times a week you do some bursts – that is when you run really fast for 30 seconds to 1 minute – in bursts and then walk the balance of the time. I think this is definitely doable. I try to walk and get 10,000 steps a day. Some days I can do that at work, but others I need a plan to get it done, especially now that it is getting dark sooner.
Meal plan. Did you know that this will completely save your life when you are trying to live a certain lifestyle? Take one hour on Friday or Saturday and come up with meal ideas to have and then meal prep on Sunday afternoon or evening. If you’ve never done it, you should give it a try. It is amazing to just open the refrigerator door on Monday morning and have meals already prepped for the week for lunches. Then for dinners make it simple – have that already planned as well and just mix and go or make it on Sunday and pull it out of the freezer for dinner.
I can guarantee you that if you do this one week you will want to do it every week. It takes so much pressure off you during the week and keeps you from wondering what you are going to have for lunch! I generally prep at least two different meals a week so that I can have leftovers for lunch of one and leftovers of the other for dinner! Or I will do a bag salad and put chicken or steak on top of that to give me some protein.
Find a way to keep yourself from quitting when life happens. We all have it. Let’s make the best of things. Know ahead of time snacks that work with your meal plan as well and always have some of them in your desk at work or in the console of your car. (Uh don’t put the chocolate in the console!!!) HAHAHAHA found that out the hard way – not even thinking.
If you need help with any of this please don’t hesitate to ask. We are here to help support you when life happens and you need ideas. Have a happy and healthy week.