There are a lot of people going through some really heavy duty challenges right now, including Rockstars all over the country.
If this is you, please know I’m thinking of you!
Here is a link to an article from our friends at NPR (national public radio) with a list of ways you can contribute or donate to help the people who are struggling right now with the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
We really never know what’s around the next corner, and it’s during times of stressful upheaval when the WHOLE POINT of taking such good regular care of our bodies, minds, and spirits can become crystal clear.
I mean, we can set goals for ourselves all day long around things like how we feel in a bathing suit, or how many inches we want to lose, and we can be sure that we will reach those goals when we focus our time, attention, and energy on them.
But what I want you to also understand is this:
…all of your training, discipline, knowledge, and commitment to your health are also serving you in bigger ways, with even longer-term benefits.
You are, in essence, training for the complexities of LIFE.
We all face them.
Of course, there are a lot of different ways disruption can look, and some things are more displacing than others…
….but the more consistently you work to build strong self-care habits into your everyday routine, the easier it is to take care of yourself when things beyond your control go haywire.
My good friend JJ Virgin always says “A rising tide lifts all boats…”
And I couldn’t agree more.
Taking care of yourself means you can rise to the occasion when needed, whatever it calls for….
….And you have the reserves to help others when they are struggling as well.
It means you can think on your feet, act and react appropriately, and make decisions that serve your highest good.
I encourage you to take the pressure off of yourself if you have to miss a few workouts, or can’t do meal prep perfectly for whatever reason.
Focus on what you CAN do.
Take a deep breath, stretch your muscles, drink some water, or connect with people you love.
Just do the best you can with what you’ve got.
Listen to your body for clues on what it needs – it will always let you know, and the more we can honor it, the happier it’ll be!
Combining dialed-in nutrition with regular exercise is the power move to sculpting the body you want….
….but if you have to prioritize one over the other, focus on your food – look for ways to keep protein, complex carbs, healthy fats, and greens in the forefront of your meals, and fold your movement routine back in as you can.
Here are some resources to help you do just that:
Hang in there, Rockstar, and remember – no matter what you’re facing in life right now, I’ve got your back!