Hitting the Curveballs of Life
by Rochelle Griffin
How do you handle your nutrition and fitness (and life) when curveballs are thrown your way? As a Florida girl, we are entering our last month of hurricane season. After 30 years, I’m used to it…and although there aren’t any hurricanes looming in the Atlantic, lately it’s felt like they’ve been occurring in my home instead. Here are my top 4 ways to stay on track when life is suddenly turbulent and you feel like curveballs are being walloped your way.
1. Have a plan
It is imperative to have a plan in place BEFORE life becomes crazy. I already know what workout program that I’m doing. I simply have to look at the workout calendar to know exactly which workout I’m doing on a particular day. It’s a no-brainer for me. If I didn’t have this, I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I wouldn’t workout. I’m just being real.
The same thing is true for my nutrition. Every Sunday I sit down and plan out my meals for the coming week. Even with a hurricane, I have healthy canned foods in the house because of a plan. If I didn’t do this, it would be very easy to pick up the phone and order pizza for everyone during times of craziness.
2. Have a visual accountability
I’m a visual girl and have found that this trick can work magic for me. I take a blank calendar for the month and tape it to my bathroom mirror. Every day I write in the workout that I did and whether or not my eating was on point. Then I “X” out the day. There is something about seeing those “X”s that acts as a motivator for me to keep going. For “life,” I have a Franklin calendar where I schedule everything else. I’d seriously be lost without it.
3. Have a support system
When life becomes crazy, it’s very easy to turn to food as an emotional escape and way to cope. I know this first hand. Having a support system in place beforehand can literally make or break your fitness plan. It’s important to have a friend or a mentor’s Facebook Page where you can go and say that you are stressed and having a crap day. Having people rally around you can give you the necessary strength needed to stay on track.
4. Have faith
This one may surprise you, but I have found that having faith during crazy times keeps my health & fitness moving in the right direction. I keep in mind that whatever is going on in my life at the moment is simply a blip on the screen of my entire lifetime and won’t last forever. It helps me put everything into perspective and stay the course.
Life is always going to throw us curveballs. It’s a given. You do not, however, have to strike out. By having a plan, a visual accountability, a support system, and a little faith, you are arming yourself with an arsenal of weapons to fight back and hit those balls directly out of the park.
To Living Your Best Life,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Rochelle Griffin, The Wellness Detective™, is a Registered Nurse (with over 22 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 7-figure International company that now helps others live Their Best Life.
She founded Your Best Life, Inc with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of physical ruin with her health & the health of their young son. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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