Get back on the wagon…NOW

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Jae Berman | Girls Working OutLast month I took a trip to New York City.  Spent time with some of my favorite people, ate very good food (thank you Narcissa and Mile End Deli!), explored the beautiful city, did some seriously good shopping (!!) and froze my tushy off in the ridiculously cold weather!  As great as it felt to get away, I was craving my  routine when I got home. It is so easy to lose your mojo, tell yourself “you are going to start on Monday” and never get back to eating well, exercising and taking care of yourself.

I flew back into town Tuesday and woke on Wednesday and went for a run.  Now part of it was I was so happy to be able run outside and it wasn’t snowing (jeez!)…but as I was running it got me thinking about how important it is to create a consistent routine and plan so you set you can easily set yourself up for success.

I am here as someone who just jumped back on the wagon and am rallying all of you to join me (in case you fell off recently…)

  1. Start a workout routine – NOW.  Go for a walk, sign up for a class, email a friend and ask for help, hire a trainer, go try that new studio everyone is talking about, walk up a hill or a flight of stairs.  Do something….every…single…day. Even if it is just 15 minutes – do it.
  2. Go grocery shopping – NOW.  Go buy snacks for your office/purse/car, buy some vegetables so you always have things available and grab some fruit you like, some plain yogurt that you can eat on the go and grab some whole grains and lean protein and healthy fats while you are at it.  If you are not a cook just buy some easy foods you can “prepare” so you have snacks.  If you are a cook, get ingredients for a recipe you can cook in bulk so you have food for the week.
  3. Take 3 minutes RIGHT NOW to write down what is NOT working, and then flip it to make it work. Why cant you get into a good routine?  What is holding you back?  What could assist you in moving forward?  Who can you ask for you help?  What do you need to do to jump back on the wagon?  Be honest and truthful and lets see what comes up.

Jump on the wagon and join me up here! It’s fun!

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | The Bay Club Carmel Valley | Jae Berman

Jae Berman, MS, RD, CSSD, serves as the Regional Registered Dietitian of The San Francisco Bay Club. As the nutrition expert and dietician for Western Athletic  Clubs, she thrives on helping people live healthier, stronger, more confident lives. With an extensive education in nutrition, Jae has been featured as an expert in Shape Magazine, Better Homes & Garden and more. Her background is in sports nutrition, weight loss counseling and disease management. She is also a personal trainer and yoga and Pilates instructor. Jae earned a master’s degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University and completed her dietetic internship at UCSF Medical Center.


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