What you DO need is a plan, because without a plan, the unhealthy spiral begins.
For me, it starts with Thanksgiving.
The spiral continues from there through New Years...through New Years...
- The dinner stretches late into the night because I go back for seconds (okay fine thirds).
- I have leftovers for breakfast on Friday.
- Everyone is in town for the holiday, so we inevitably go out Friday night (and/or Saturday) and then I drink too much bourbon and inhale a box of Cheez-its at midnight (which I bought from Tedeschi because I don’t keep Cheez-its in the house).
- I’m hungover, because I forget that I can't drink like I'm 22 anymore, so I order pizza and swear to eat healthy tomorrow.
- I wake up late, don’t pack a lunch, require 3 cups of coffee to function and then end up being up half the night.
- My friends throw a “Holiday Party” between Thanksgiving and Christmas so we can celebrate when people are in town. Cut to an entire table full of desserts. I eat 8 brownies.
- I get takeout, because why at this point what’s one more day.
- I feel sluggish so I don’t exercise. This compounds my sluggishness.
- My mood suffers due to lack of exercise.
- I binge-watch a show on Netflix and order Thai food. I do NOT select the delicious AND healthy items on the menu.
The spiral continues.
- The parties continue.
- I avoid the gym because the thought of putting on spandex is horrifying.
- I regret not buying some phony weight loss supplement from Amazon Prime on Black Friday.
- I start googling workout plans despite my frustration with the people who mob my gym after New Year’s (I can’t stand them even when I am one of them!).
Considering how I usually feel by the time December 31st rolls around, is it any wonder that I hate New Year’s Eve?
NOT THIS YEAR.
This year I have a plan, and it involves eating healthy 80% of the time and splurging 20% of the time. It involves guilt-free treats most of the time, but sometimes full fat sugar-laden pie, because you can eat that occasionally when you HAVE a PLAN and you don't slide into the spiral I described above.
This year I have a plan, and it involves feeling good instead of depressed and lethargic as it gets cold outside.
This year I plan to build muscle, lose fat, improve my flexibility and balance, and cook and eat great food.
This year I say no to the spiral.
Join me for a Game of Thrones-themed nutrition and fitness accountability group starting on November 30th!
We’ll focus on:
-Clean eating and portion control
-Half an hour of daily exercise
-Making a plan so we can enjoy the holidays to the fullest and get back on track the next day
-Game of Thrones-themed workout challenges, recipes and challenges!