The leaves are changes, it's getting colder, and school is back in session, which means one of 2 times, you're feeling really good with where you're at. You're ready to buckle down into a routine, OR, you're freaking out because all your usual obligations are starting back up and you feel like you're drowning.
I get it! That's why we are here, to help you feel better with getting back to normal, back to cold weather and back in the groove and give you some of the best fall habits you can adopt!
The secret to making this fall your best season yet is to start with setting expectations and goals for what you want to accomplish, even if it's not nutrition related! Some goals of mine for this fall is to finish up my event planning for my clients and perspective clients, content plan and get on a good workout schedule again.
I sat down the other day and got REALLY specific with what I needed to do and the steps to get there, PLUS I have a team that helps me stay on track with this stuff too. Make sitting down and setting goals for the month something you do every month
So the first thing I want you to do is to get REALLY specific with what you want to accomplish, and if we can make one of those things health related, even better! Maybe you've bene wanting to run a 5k, there are PLENTY going on in the fall that you can sign up for! Maybe you're ready to have a more concrete meal plan and hit it effortlessly. Start with your big idea and then look for those action steps to get there.
One thing my clients do that is super helpful, especially with planning meals is to grab a calendar and write down their obligations for what's going on and what needs to be done. Write it out for the entire week, then figure out your dinner plan from there. Schedule in those leftover nights (for me, that's Thursday nights!), write down the takeout days and grocery shopping days too.
Another good habit for the fall is to start packing and prepping your lunch the night before! It doesn't have to be put in your bag already and ready to go, but you can put it aside int he fridge to grab on your way out the door. You can pre-portion out your snacks too to make sure you're not overeating on them!
Lastly, with the days getting shorter, we have to remember to prioritize sleep. There is a feature on your phone where it turns off apps at a certain time and puts your phone on do not disturb, give it a shot. Set a solid shut off time for work and apps, and crawl into bed with a good book. Make your room an inviting and warm space to settle down for the night without distractions.
Healthy habits help to set you up for success, give any of these a try and see where they can take you this fall!