This is for anyone who ate a little too much on Thanksgiving. Or, on any other day, for that fact.
DO NOT GIVE UP.
Being a success in any endeavor is never a straight line from point A to point B. There are ups and downs, sometimes two steps forward and one step back. Just because you experience a minor setback doesn’t mean that you can’t be successful in making lasting changes in your diet.
DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP.
You’re human. Just because you fell off of the nutrition wagon for a meal / a day / a week doesn’t mean you should spend the next meal / day / week feeling bad about it. What good is that going to do? I mean, really? Like anything else, you can’t go back and change our decisions. All you can do is move forward. Let it go. Move on.
DO NOT MAIL IT IN.
With it being this time of the year, it’s easy to just tell yourself that you’ll get back on track in January. It’s only another month away, afterall. And between the busy schedules, readily available snacks, and holiday parties, it’s going to be way too difficult to make consistent good decisions. False. You basically still have 10% of the year left. It’s about 6 weeks. And in those 6 weeks you can either fight to hold your ground, or mail it in and put yourself at a further disadvantage by mailing it in. Your choice.
DO NOT SLASH YOUR OTHER 3 TIRES IF YOU GET 1 FLAT.
If you got a flat tire, would you slash the other 3 tires? Ummmm, no. You wouldn’t.
So just because you got a little of track over the last couple of days (ahem, weeks), doesn’t mean that you should give up on your health and fitness goals for the rest of the year. Keep going to the gym. Make the best choices you can on a daily basis. And if you miss a workout because of other obligations, try not to miss the next one. If you decide to order pizza instead of eat your meal-prepped chicken breast, eat the chicken breast the next day (instead of the leftover pizza).
All in all, you’ve got this. The busiest (and most wonderful) time of the year is upon us. But that doesn’t mean that there’s not an opportunity to dig your heels in and fight against the resistance that this time of year can bring.
Need a jump start? Join us tomorrow for “Redemption Day” and our post-Thanksgiving Day boot camp from 8:00a to 9:00a.
Can’t make it then? Check out our schedule, get to a class as soon as you can.
Classes not at a convenient time? We do personal training; schedule your workout when it works for you.
Either way…we’ll see you in the gym!