Well, guys, 2018 is coming to a quick end. This is about the time of year everyone has this attitude of screw it. I don’t know why? Maybe its the weather change, maybe it’s the stress of the holidays and money, or maybe its because you realized you haven’t stuck to your “new year new you” plan. There is a lot I Love about being in the fitness industry but there is a lot that I HATE about it. The marketing towards quick fixes and bullshit supplements, the cheap programs that leave you hanging, the promises of template diets. It drives me all crazy because by the time you actually pull the trigger and get to me you are so lost that we spend more time talking about why those horrible things didn’t work just to try to find you a glimpse of hope!
Nutrition is work, hands down one of the biggest commitments you’ll make to yourself. You cant eat crappy and drink a magic potion and get all your dreams. Nutrition is 24 hours a day!
We have about 7 weeks until we ring in the New Year! So let’s figure out what that means! 7 weeks is 49 days, let’s say you have 2 holidays parties and 2 Christmas’s and one new year’s party. Worst case that is 5 days… 5/49 Days is about 10%. Therefore you still have 90% chance to be successful! Not so bad hey! So instead of taking those 5 days and using them to sabotage your other 42 days look forward to those days and realize you can still work towards your goals. Some hints and tips for those of you who want to stay close to your nutrition plans.
#1. Don’t starve yourself all day to FILL up on Christmas dinners. Eat normal, low-fat foods lower carbs, But still eat so that once you do have dinner you will have plenty of calories left over to consume.
#2. Enjoy your wine and your dessert but just keep it under control. If you want to try a couple of desserts, take half the serving of each one, it’ll be enough for your sweet tooth and you’ll feel much better for it
#3. Equal amounts of alcohol and water. For every drink have a glass of water. This will help you not get loaded for one but for the next, it will help with the breakdown of alcohol and getting it out of your system.
#4. Keep things positive. Chances are your family or friends will see you acting a bit different and they will ask you and ask you and ASK you why you’re doing what you’re doing. You don’t owe them anything but it’s also easy to say things as simple as, I have been working with a nutrition coach for the past _____ months and it’s been great. Leave it at that. If you start going into all the things your working on and starting if off negative, your family will be very quick to tell you, You don’t need to lose weight, have more, drink more… etc… then they will wake up feeling great and you’ll wake up mad that you let someone else influence you.
#5. Enjoy a day or 5 off completely. If you are having issues of letting go on the few days a year to indulge and not stress, we need to work on that. Counting macros is great, it’s a healthy way for us to make sure we are getting enough food, Obsessing about it during the holidays is not okay! Having my clients all at a point for the ability to have a couple unlogged days is awesome!! Everyone comes back refreshed and reset.
Don’t throw away next 7 weeks. Keep trucking, because 2019 is right around the corner and you don’t want to live the past year over again.