Tuesday, May 17, 2016

All or Nothing

Hi there! I haven't been here on the blog a whole lot lately so I thought I would check in and cover a topic that I've talked about before many times but it never hurts to say it again. Almost daily I deal with clients that go through the all or nothing syndrome-- meaning they do great when they are in a groove but when something comes up and that grove is broken they go off the deep end. So, I wanted to use myself as an example to show that not every day has to be perfect for you to continue to do well and see progress. 

About a month ago I took a family trip to Mexico (I vlogged about it here) where I was pretty conscious about my diet, packed supplements, went grocery shopping and went to the gym 2 out of 3 days. I still had a great trip and felt great about staying on track while on vacation. Fast forward to last weekend I went back to Mexico for a bachelorette party where I packed minimal snacks, didn't work out once, and drank way too much tequila. Does this mean I'm a horrible trainer, blogger, and fitness enthusiast because I chose to enjoy my weekend a different way this time? NO! And more importantly it also doesn't mean that once I got back home I continued to throw caution to the wind. 

I mentioned in this video that I like to pick my battles when it comes to veering off track when it comes to eating and drinking especially because B and I have so much going on in the way of vacations, celebrations, weddings etc. Since I decided to take last weekend off from macros and workouts all that means is that I'm right back on track this week and also plan to stay on top of things next week when we travel to Europe. I'm packing tons of snacks/food and we have already mapped out a couple gyms that we want to hit while we are there. (Don't worry I'm going to do my best to vlog the trip and you can follow along on snapchat too (bschluet).) This doesn't mean I'm not going to try new foods and drink some German beer, but I'm also not going to go completely crazy for 10 days either. Just picking my battles. 

The photo above is from yesterday, when I was right back at the gym after getting home Sunday night. I'm actually sitting at a lower weight than I was at my recent photo shoot and my body fat is lower as well-- which just goes to show that it's NOT about all or nothing. It's about consistency. It's always about consistency-- never forget that! 

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