What the author of Derailed wrote about life getting in the way and running a “Health and Fitness trauma center” really resonates with me and my life of late. I just finished a 3 year assignment in Washington, DC and moved back to my hometown in Tennessee. Moving is crazy and really turns your life upside down. Now I am just trying to get everything back in order and figure out what my new routine will be. The author provides a recommendation of how to keep your fitness and diet on track when life gets in the way.
- Do your best to maintain your normal routine for as long as you can. (I have been trying but sleep has definitely been lacking.)
- Eating well and sleeping enough come first. (This has been my focus getting through my current derailment.)
- If you’re eating and sleeping well, get to the gym when you can. (I have been doing what I can here but it is only 2-3 days per week.)
- Your only priority is maintaining strength. (Mine has been Crossfit Endurance.)
- If you’re not able to train with your normal intensity, just do something. (That has been my plan more often than going to the gym for actual workouts.)
I think things are about to settle out to the new norm whatever that is going to be.