I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I can’t imagine it’s Thanksgiving week. Usually, I’m not one to hurry the vacation season, however I’m soooo prepared for it this yr. My schedule is already filling up with vacation events and get-togethers, and I’m positive you’re in the identical boat, so I needed to share two of my go-to ideas for staying constant over the holidays.
Ok, okay… I’m positive you’ve heard these sorts of ideas a million occasions over the years, however these two, specifically, have helped me personally in addition to my diet shoppers a lot. They’re easy but efficient and positively one thing to think about so that you don’t completely throw in the towel together with your habits this vacation season.
The first, and doubtless most essential one for me, is…
1. You have to provide a shit. ⠀
Excuse my English, however it’s the fact. I truly heard this on a podcast, it actually hit house and has caught with me for months now. ⠀
I used to be in a little bit of a funk with regard to my train and consuming habits. I had misplaced motivation, and… I dunno, I simply didn’t care. But, at the identical time, I used to be annoyed that I wasn’t feeling my finest. ⠀
“Giving a shit” would possibly look like powerful love, however this mindset has actually labored for me. I imply, positive, I won’t wish to meal prep on a lazy Sunday or I’d quite watch TV than go to gymnasium, however I care about my well being and objectives, so I do know they’re value my time and vitality. ⠀
Sometimes, you simply need to put in your huge lady (or boy) panties and do it. It’s not all the time simple, however giving a shit positively helps encourage me to remain constant! ⠀
2. Throw the concept of “perfect” out the window. ⠀
Perfection is self-imposed. It’s usually primarily based on what you “need” to do or a particular timeframe. ⠀
When it involves wholesome consuming, there isn’t a “right” technique to do it. If you suppose you want to “hit your macros” on the dot each.single.day or intermittent quick for precisely 16 hours to see outcomes, BUT it’s stressing you out and making you depressing, these concepts of perfection are finally hurting not serving to you. ⠀
Instead, take into account extra “imperfect” objectives for your self: ⠀
- Track solely your protein and fiber for the day⠀
- Only monitor your macros Monday – Friday ⠀
- Instead of 16 hours, break your quick after 14 hours⠀
- Stick to fasting solely on the weekend⠀
If you suppose “bending the rules” isn’t ok, I’d argue that you simply’re mistaken. Your method will not be excellent, however possibly IMPERFECT will get you a lot additional together with your objectives. And maybe that perfection mindset is precisely the factor holding you again. Something to think about, proper? ⠀
Plus, whenever you’re versatile and discover what works for you and your way of life, it makes it a entire lot simpler to remain constant!
three. Don’t fast-forward your wholesome habits to the new yr.
I do know we’re all busy this time of yr, but when your well being actually issues to you (and also you give a shit), it’s not an excuse to surrender on what’s actually essential to you. Plus, the longer you place off the wholesome habits and decisions you KNOW are going to make you are feeling good, the larger the gap you’ll need to dig your self out of when it comes time to get again on monitor.
So, as a substitute of promising your self that you simply’ll get again on monitor in the new yr, ask your self: What can I do at the moment to maintain myself constant? What (small) factor can I do to assist me really feel my finest?
It doesn’t need to be an hour lengthy Orangetheory class and even a “traditional” exercise. How about a 10-minute dance celebration together with your children or taking 10 further journeys upstairs all through the day? I promise, all of these flights will add up! 🙂 You may even pop into Whole Foods to make a huge-ass salad for dinner as a substitute of getting greasy take-out. At the finish of the day, one thing is all the time higher than nothing!
P.S. The vacation season is all about discovering out YOUR model of steadiness relating to your well being. Inside this Guide to a Balanced Holiday Season, you’ll discover a dozen nutritious, scrumptious, and macro-friendly recipes in addition to ideas and tips to navigate vacation occasions between now and the new yr in a aware means. I hope you discover this information useful and you’ll be able to take pleasure in your healthiest vacation season but – my present to you!
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