I’ll be real with you. During the holidays it is just flat-out near impossible to stick to eating a healthy diet as well as an exercise plan. I completely get it and I’m right there with you. As such, I’m going to be frank and honest with you. I love food! Most of you reading this know that already. One of the primary reasons I train so hard, is so that I can enjoy the food. That being said, that’s why I go on these Four-Week Holiday Dashes. I go on them so that when the holidays come, I can honestly eat a ton of food and not feel super bad about it. Mainly because I planned ahead.
90% of the trainers out there will think this is terrible advice and that I’m a terrible person for even suggesting it. Here’s the thing 99.9% of the people that they train will eat all that junk anyway, so why not give them a paradigm that they can actually use to do what they’re going to do anyway? That’s kind of my opinion on the matter :-).
As you know, there’s going to be office parties with lots of food and drinks, not to mention the party’s at our families. Plus, you likely have to deal with a crazy busy schedule, filled with shopping, hanging out with friends, and trying to squeeze in exercise.
Let’s be honest, you hate it when after the Holidays are over and you get onto the scale or try to button up your pants and, “It doesn’t look good,” and you hate what you see and/or feel.
I am going to give you a strategy to get through the holidays without gaining weight. Yes, it’s going to take some effort on your part, but trust me, you’ll be super happy with yourself come January 1st and the scale hasn’t moved and instead of feeling guilt and regret, you feel proud and confident.
Yes, you read that right. It’s not super sexy, but your mission over the holidays is to maintain your current weight. And before you get like all depressed and say, “But I want to lose weight.” Ask yourself this question. When was the last time you maintained weight over the holidays? Probably next to never. So if you maintain your weight through the holidays you should feel that you actually last 5 maybe 10 pounds :-). It’s all how you kind of think about, and how you reference it.
Remember our goal is for you to enjoy the holidays, or at least that is my goal for you. I don’t want you to be miserable and feel like you’re depriving yourself. But what this means is you can allow yourself some occasional treats and even splurges.
Now go be awesome. Stay true to your goal, try to maintain your weight to have a regret and guilt-free January. Maybe even print off these tips and post them somewhere so you remember and don’t push it to the back of your head.
Regardless, it’s going to be a great holiday season and remember the reason for the season. It’s all about what Christ has done for us through his life, burial, and Resurrection.
Go be awesome!
KELLEN LAKE – Mission Maintain the Weight : )