“One week is NOT going to ruin your progress.”

That’s been my mantra for the past week.

So .......... hey.

I’m well aware it’s been a minute.

I’m well aware that I haven’t blogged my journey this week.

I started my new job on Monday and after 4+ years of working from home, working in an office is taking some adjusting.

And I mean that in a positive way, because honestly I am LOVING my new job, and loving getting to be in an office with co-workers and interacting in the world again.

Specifically, I’ve been adjusting to waking up early enough to get ready for work, and not getting home until almost dinner time.

In the middle of it all, I got sick with a head cold and so just being awake and functioning has been ... a lot.

Which means everything’s sort of gone off the rails this week.

The old me would have given up on this whole thing.

But this time I’m doing it differently.

I’m remembering that it’s my first week in a new job and I’m still working out the routine.

I’ll adjust, I’ll start getting up even earlier (waking up earlier is getting easier already) and I’ll be back in the swing of things in no time.

Because it’s only one week.

See, it’s not what you do once, or even a handful of times, that makes or breaks your results.

It’s what you do consistently.

It’s the choices you consistently make over the long haul.

And whilst I might not go far forward this week, training wise, I won’t go backwards.

In fact, I’ve stayed well in a calorie deficit, increased my eating and hit my step targets every day this week.

Yup, I’ve been walking to and from work and racking up the healthy NEAT target of 10,000 steps a day.

I used to struggle to get in 1,500 steps. Like, 1,500 steps was actually a good day.

So I’ve stayed active and I’ve been on track with my nutrition – all round it’s not bad at all.

And as for the rest, it’s only one week.

I’ll be right back on track next week and it’s all part of the journey.

Yep, even the hard parts. Even the parts where something isn’t working.

So if you’re worried about your progress on vacation, or if you get sick, or if your daily routine gets a huge shake up, give yourself some grace.

Do what you can to be as healthy as you can and just forget the rest until you can find your feet again amid the chaos of life happening.

You might not progress, but you won’t go backwards, so keep going.

I’m starting fresh tomorrow with a new log and picking up where I left off. And I’m going to work out a new plan so I can make all of this fit again.

Anyway, I was wondering if you could do me a small favour and help me out in the comments:

  • How do you get up early to work out?

  • If you have a blog/side hustle, how do you juggle it with a full time job and family?

  • What’s your favourite five minute makeup routine for looking fresh and profesh in minimal time?

Thanks glammies! Let’s do this together! We’ve got this!

Until tomorrow, keep shining bright!

- Xo, Rhi

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