How to Stay on Track with a Social Life

Do you find yourself falling off track anytime you have plans with friends or family? Does all nutrition planning go out the window the minute you’re out of your normal routine?ย  If so, then knowing how to stay on track with a social life is super important when it comes to your progress and goals!

If you’re a social butterfly on the weekends but feel like you’re having a tough time staying on track, then chances are you NEED a little more consistency on the weekends to reach your health and fitness goals. I talk to ladies all the time who have their meals and snacks planned and scheduled each weekday. But when it comes to the weekend, they’ve got nothing.

While 2 days may not seem that significant, it makes up more than a quarter of your week. So if you fall off track each weekend because of your social calendar, it can impact your goals in the long run.

how to stay on track with a social life

Just kidding! I want to make it very clear; this does not mean you can’t or shouldn’t go out and have all the fun with your friends! It just means there’s a little more planning that goes along with it to stay on track with a social life.ย 

So what do you do?

Lucky for you, this isn’t the first time I’ve helped a busy gal navigate staying on track with a social life. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So these are some tips I usually recommend:

  1. Control what you can control! Sure, there will always be some things outside of our control. Which makes focusing on what we can control that much more important! And usually, when it comes to balancing a social life with your goals, that means starting every day with a fabulous balanced breakfast! Even if lunch and dinner are out and on the fly, starting your day strong will help set you up for success for the remainder.
  2. Plan snacks! I’m a big fan and advocate for snacks for gals that are super active. But not just any type of snacks…I’m talking high protein snacks! Foods like dry roasted edamame, chickpeas, beef jerky, and protein bars pack up well. And they can help keep HANGER at bay when youโ€™re *attempting* to make group dinner plans ๐Ÿ˜‰
  3. Focus on YOUR needs. We’ve all been there. Your bestie is trying to pressure you into ordering an extra drink or another item that you don’t want or need. Instead of trying to please everyone else, focus on how you’re feeling and what you feel you need, or don’t need. This is also where tip #2 comes in handy because it helps to NOT be hangry when this happens! Head to this blog post if you struggle with worrying about what others will think of your food and drink choices!
  4. Remember that if one meal is off track, that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel altogether. The last thing I want is for you to think the day, or weekend, is ruined and that you’ll just start over again on Monday. Instead, focus on the next meal being one that will make you feel great!

Here at Busy Gal Nutrition, we believe it’s totally possible to live your life and have fun on the weekends without sacrificing progress. All it takes is a little bit of extra attention to your plans and self-care! And no busy gal should ever be too busy for that! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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