Having a child.
These huge, crossroads-style events can wreak havoc on your fitness goals.
My family is in the process of moving.
We got the keys to the new house last Friday, and we're moving into the new house this upcoming Friday.
Exciting, but totally out of the norm.
And last week, I only got to the gym on Monday.
I had too much shit going on.
It will be a full, 2 weeks of not training.....
No access to good, homemade food.
So, what's a guy (or gal) to do?
First, muscle gain takes a LONG time. As in, years.
And guess what?
Muscle loss works the same way.
And it didn't crumble in a fortnight.
It took years to build, and years to take down.
Missing 2 weeks of training may cause a touch of muscle loss, but it's nothing to stress about.
My shirt sleeves won't be tight any longer.
My midsection will feel bloated.
It comes with the territory of not training or eating properly.
I've had these periods before, and I'm sure I'll have them again.
And as soon as I have a few weeks of normalcy under my belt, all will be fine.
It's not worth stressing about.
> Stay hydrated
> Be smart with choices
> Forget specific macros, and control portions
> Try to move as much as possible
But ALLOW YOURSELF some time away from the gym.
You only switch jobs, go on vacation, move, etc. a few times in a lifetime.
And nobody ever got overly fat, or lost a ton of muscle, based on a few weeks' worth of decisions.
Rely on your identity.
I lift hard. I eat right. And I don't stress when I can't do the first 2 things.
This is how YOU should live your life, too.
> Crush the normal days.
> If you mess up, get back on the wagon quickly.
> If life is crazy, take a deep breath, because the craziness will pass soon.
To improve your life.
To reduce stress and give you a healthier outlook.
It's not here to control your life or make you feel like shit for missing a few workouts.
Life goes on.