This week classes at the gym classes have been very light.
It really makes me wonder why?
To me the Holiday thing is getting out of hand.
Why does it have to last from mid November to January 2nd
Who’s says you have to scarf down cakes, candies, cookies, cocktails, and huge portions of holiday food?
What makes us say “I’m getting back on track after the new year”.
The way I look at it you could ‘justify’ four to five splurges over the 2 month Holiday Season maybe six if you’re a very social person.
I get it, there’s the actual holiday, the part’s, relatives visiting, FOOD EVERYWHERE! It can be pretty destructive for those of us trying to eat clean and healthy on a regular basis!
But guess what?
THAT’S LIFE! There are going to be stretches of time when we aren’t as consistent as we would like to be with our nutrition and exercise plan it happens. But DON’T throw it all away and vow to start over after 2 months of eating and drinking everything you see!
So what do you do when a few bad days becomes a two month binge…
YOU BOUNCE BACK!
You get right back to eating healthy and exercising. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming complete overhaul. Just start with one healthy meal and one day of movement. BUT YOU HAVE TO START..
I’m sure you’re thinking about it now. “That’s it, I’m done with this, I can’t EAT ANYMORE” or “I need to get back to the gym and eating healthy ASAP”
So whats stopping you?
I’m no different than you. In fact we’re all the same. Everyone slips up from time to time.
But what makes the “FIT PEOPLE” different than the majority of people who start a healthy living plan, fall off, get frustrated with themselves and give up?
Their ability to bounce back IMMEDIATELY!
Most people enter the Holiday’s with good intentions, but somewhere along the way the wheels come completely off.
Instead of just getting up, dusting themselves off, and getting back to the plan, they waste the time and energy beating themselves up and feeling BAD about their choices.
Here’s a helpful tip: It takes the same amount of effort and energy to feel guilty and beat yourself up as it does to bounce back!
One path sends you into a downward spiral that takes four times the energy to dig yourself out of. The other path gets you back on the road toward your goals and destroys the bad mental feelings from that holiday splurge!
This can sometimes be difficult to do on your own. That’s why there are people like me out there! Find the supportive people and community that will help you and surround yourself with them. Without a support system, most fail. It’s the truth. That’s one reason why most New Years Resolutions fail.
Surround yourself with people that have similar goals, who won’t judge you when you fall, and are always there in time of need.
I encourage you to surround yourself with a support community!
You are worth it!
The goals you have for yourself depend on it!
Follow this 3-step plan and GET BACK ON TRACK TODAY:
STEP 1. Focus on the WHOLE Foods.
After the Holidays is the perfect opportunity to start fresh on your diet and make sure you’re consuming only the right foods. In general, you’ll want to be eating a diet of mainly Warrior 20 Checklist including quality meats such as free range chicken like Bell and Evans, wild-caught fish, pasture raised eggs, nuts, seeds, leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower and good fats like avocados and coconut oil.
STEP 2. Cut Back On The Alcohol.
It’s true; alcohol usually flows freely at holiday events. You can indulge yourself here as well. While you may be able to get away with having a few drinks spread out over the evening, remember that the calories add up. Consider alternating between alcoholic drinks and pure, refreshing water. Alcohol is a toxin and needs to be processed by the liver. If you’re looking to lose fat but you’re still consuming alcohol on a regular basis, YOUR FAT LOSS will be put on hold. The reason is your liver must process the “toxin” alcohol first before anything else which includes fat loss.
STEP 3. STOP Eating OUT.
If you want to lose weight fast you must control what you eat. This means eating out as little as possible. Even when you think you’re ordering a “healthy” meal, you rarely know exactly what goes into restaurant food. When you cook at home, you not only decide what you’re eating, but you also decide how much. Because portion sizes can definitely have a huge effect on weight gain, eating at home is probably the easiest and most significant way to impact your weight loss.
STEP 4. LIFT Weights.
Another reason people gain weight over the Holidays is they take a break from their usual exercise routines. Combine over indulging for 2 months with a lack of physical activity, and you certainly have a recipe for weight gain. If you want to shed those Holiday pounds quickly, you need to maximize your workouts for Optimal Fat Loss.
Exercising with weights keeps charges up your metabolism for hours after your workout! Strength training may be one of the fastest ways to lose weight.
Lean, toned muscle from strength training will turn your body into a fat burning machine, even at rest. Remember, muscle burns more calories than fat.
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Coach John's enthusiastic approach and positive energy will get anyone excited about fitness. However it's his ability to motivate and inspire people to do more not just in the dojo but in life that gets results.