Although the principles of your training and nutrition may always remain the same, the variety of what you do can vary greatly.
Take your eating for instance, if you made the same shop every single week, with exactly the same foods, and you made exactly the same foods, life would be EXTREMELY boring for you, your family and whoever else you eat with or make food for.
You always need to have the staples in your shopping trolley.
You will always have your lean proteins such as lean meats, fish, good carbs such as wholemeal bread, wholewheat/grain pasta, brown rice, porridge, plenty of fruit, a wide variety of vegetables all supported by plenty of water throughout the day.
I have ideal shopping lists printed on previous posts so give them a look and they will be very helpful for you.
As long as you have a wide variety of each food group, you will not become bored and as long you get enough cooking ideas, and there are thousands of recipes for healthy eating all over the internet.
How about your exercise?
Is going for a run the only thing you do? How about cycling? How about swimming? How about walking? How about weight training? There are countless options for you to choose from, and as long as you tend to put some strength work in there twice a week with a 3 day gap in between, you’re going to firing on all cylinders and likely to get very good results.
From all of these things, you must achieve a balance or your plan eventually fails and you simply say “this isn’t for me after all”!!!
I always like everyone to have enough sleep, enough exercise with at least 1-2 days off training over your week to refresh you, and allow you to make further gains and really feel like approaching your workouts with enthusiasm every time, this is the optimum attitude to have, but you must keep yourself fresh as you always want your performances to improve.
Another good idea is to plan your activities for the week, and if you do this, you’re not likely to skip workouts and you can keep a record of your progress. A training journal is always handy, as you can write down what you have actually done. As we talked about before, you will develop your own “success map” on how to get in great shape, and you will always be able to refer to it whenever you want to get into great shape in the future, or to even help others get into their shape of a lifetime.
Have a great day and lets use the great weather to your advantage!