Did you know that in the military, every phase of every mission has a “contingency plan” (a.k.a. “fallback plan”), just in case the original plan doesn’t work?
In other words, they plan to fail.
And although it might sound counter-intuitive, planning to fail when it comes to your fitness (especially over the holidays!) can save you from a downward spiral.
I’m talking about when:
Rather than expecting yourself to be perfect and quitting the second you slip up…
It’s better to know you’re likely to slip up and have a fallback plan ready to support you.
It can be as simple as going for a walk or having some bodyweight workouts ready that you can do anywhere in just a few minutes!
It’s not that your fitness will suddenly deteriorate if you miss a workout and meal prep session or two … the real issue is that you can lose your momentum and motivation!