Saturday, December 28, 2013
Do you feel a little off since the holidays? Here are 5 holiday CHEER ups, getting back on track is not as hard as you think!
1)Today is the first day to do it right.
It's midday, it's after lunch even, but you can still start over, get back on track. Maybe you had that Christmas strudel for breakfast or yet another holiday party last night. You can "reset" at anytime. Drink a big glass of water and leave the past, in the PAST. Today is day one. What's your next clean meal? Go after the remainder of TODAY.
2) Today is just another day. It's a Monday or a Thursday. Treat is as such. Holidays or not, it feels amazing to know that you are on track with your workouts and healthy eating plan just like every other day of the week. Maybe it's New Years day... no excuse to not get activity in. It's still Wednesday, stick to your regularly scheduled programing! You got this!
3) If you bite it, you write it. Track that food. Often times, the lines of clean eating get blurred and portion sizes can grow without noticing. Track your intake and see where you have let things slide. It will make it very clear for you where you can make up lost ground. You are NEVER as far gone as you think!
4) Pack your bags. Motivation isn't sitting on the shelf at Macy's for you, it's something that comes after investing in and creating good habits. So pack your bag, your gym bag and set it by the door, or in the front seat of your car. Winning the battle of habits starts with small steps. SEE that bag, be reminded, take action.
5) Do what you can with what you have. The past 5 weeks for me have been tough, I am in recovery mode. Yesterday, I was able to work my legs for the first time in those 5 weeks. But I was only able to do body weight exercises. Sure I felt discouraged, but I gave it ALL I had with what I could do. Limited or not, giving YOUR 110% is what matters. Maybe you only have a half an hour or can only workout at home. GREAT, do that. Push yourself and work with what you have instead of focusing on what you can't do. You will go farther than you ever dreamed, everyone starts small and works there way up.
There are 4 days left of 2013. That's at least 20 opportunities to make healthy food choices and 4 days to kick butt with your fitness.
Why start January 1st?
Do it now.