Sunday, December 15, 2013

Avoid "The Holidays" Excuse

We're getting close to "the holidays" which means lots of fun with family and friends! This is a time when most people use the lame excuse, "but it's the holidays" to slack off on their fitness goals and routines. Do not get tricked into this mindset!!

Here's 5 tips on how to avoid "the holidays" excuse:

1. Schedule out your workouts for the coming months and stick to that plan. If you have holiday parties and family gatherings, plan your workouts around those events. "Failure to plan is planning to fail."

2. Keep focused on your fitness goal and make some specific ones to shoot for over the holidays. Some of our clients are giving up alcohol for a certain amount of days, others have a target weight they want to hit before they have their favorite cheat meal or drink.

3. If you happen to fall off track, don't get discouraged. Many people mess up a couple times on their diet or miss a workout and think their fitness goal is ruined. Don't give up, never quit, just re-focus and get right back on track the next day!

4. Maintain your consistent eating schedule. Don't allow the busy holidays to throw you off your regular eating schedule. On major holidays, when a big dinner is scheduled, do not skip meals to prepare for the big meal later. This is an easy way to over-eat which can set you back for days, even months! Keep up your healthy eating, and then you can enjoy some of the treats without over-doing it.

5. Everyone knows what's good and bad food, you just have to make the best possible choices when at the parties and dinners. You always have a choice to eat healthy or not. It's up to you to decide how important your fitness goal is to you.

The holidays are a special time to spend with family and friends. There's no reason your workouts and healthy eating should put a damper on your holidays, but there's also no reason to let the holidays ruin your workouts and healthy eating either!

Bonus tip:

Check out these 5 Foods to aid in your fat blasting efforts:

Top 5 Foods For Weight Loss

Again, making the right choices in foods can make or break your weight loss and/or muscle building goal! If you haven't added these 5 foods to your diet, take action and start today! 


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