Let me break down my personal journey from around mid-March to mid-April of this year.
Before the pandemic, I was going to the gym five to six times per week for an hour, walking a 5K outside daily, and tracking my food to ensure I got about 200 grams of protein and 2500 calories per day. I went from that to working out at home at best two times per week for a while. Nowadays I’m working out at home regularly again, but the transition took time. However, I’ve stopped tracking my food and I finished a 4.5-pound bag of chocolate chips in a month’s timeframe.
You could say things are skewed off the rails a bit.
So I’m not here to tell you to get on a meal plan, to track your calories, or to ditch the unhealthy foods. That is not what I’m here to do.
In the video above, I share what’s been really helpful for me when it comes to food during this transitional time.
And that is focusing on one healthy food or meal that I can eat each day while also allowing myself to bake chocolate chip cookies late at night when that feels appropriate. I share more on my balanced approach, lowering the bar while also working to keep myself moving forward, in the video.
This is the last post in the series, This Can Help, about the little things we can do during times of greater uncertainty.