It's here—whether you're ready or not. Just look at the seasonal shelves in your favorite store (I'm looking at YOU Home Depot, Christmas Trees in mid-October - UGH). Retailers like to call it ‘holiday season' but let's be more accurate.
Weight Gain season begins now and runs straight through New Year's.
The next two months will bring ample opportunity for you to expand your waistline. Of course the choice is yours.
Why discuss it now and not mid way through December? Because now is your opportunity to plan for the weeks ahead. Once the craziness begins, you'll be too busy to put a plan into action.
So let's take this moment of clarity, this calm before the storm, to outline a two-part plan that will save your waist from unwanted holiday inches.
Part One: Your Exercise Plan
Exercise is the first thing people cut when they get busy, and the holiday season is notorious for empty gyms and missed workouts. This year do something different—obligate yourself to exercise. Promising to yourself won't do it, you need to promise to others so that you won't drop the ball.
Part Two: Your Eating Plan
The holidays offer ample opportunities to indulge, so you need to hammer down some guidelines before hitting that buffet line. I'm not saying that you shouldn't indulge in any seasonal treats, but use moderation. Don't use the holidays as an excuse to eat until the point of being uncomfortable – will you really miss that bloated feeling? Decide which treats to cut out this year.
You don't have to gain weight this holiday season. The key is your mindset.
If you approach the holidays with the mindset of, ‘I deserve to indulge and I shouldn't have to exercise' then you'll enter 2018 a few pounds heavier, a little less healthy, and with lower energy than ever before.
You deserve better. I believe that you should enter 2018 in better shape than you are today, healthier than you've been in a long time, and with more energy than you thought possible.
I'm here to help – call or email me to set up a fitness consultation with me. I'd love to show you how to transform your body over the weeks to come.
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