Plan to Succeed
The end of the year is upon us and that puts us right in the thick of the Holiday season. At this time of year many of us are very busy and things may be getting hectic. It’s hard to prioritize working out and eating well. Eating well seems tough and it appears even more difficult when there are parties and ultimately big family meals in front us. The question arises every year, how do I stay on track?
Some of life’s common questions typically have very simple answers. Here is a brief guide to staying on track through these next couple of weeks. It’s all based off of one task, PLANNING. If you want to come out on top, January 2, then plan your workouts and your non social meals now.
- Grab a free calendar template from the internet and fill in the dates. Plot the days you must workout and make those time slots non-negotiables. If you are traveling, hop online and scout out gyms in advance that you can attend. Reach out to those gyms and ask about their drop-in policies. Find a hotel, apartment, or globo-gym and follow our workouts through SugarWOD. Do everything you need to do now so that on the day of you can simply show up and grind.
- Expect to be tempted, expected to indulge a little, plan for that and you won’t be disappointed in yourself. If you have a party or dinner to be at on Saturday, December 22, eat the cleanest breakfast and lunch possible that day. Second, plan out, even set out, exactly what you will be eating for breakfast the next day. Prepare as much in advance so that none of the Holiday indulgences snowball on you. The biggest reason for the Holiday nutrition blunders is not the one humongous meal with dessert or the night of drinking that you took part in. It’s the culmination of several days or weeks that snowball out of control because we weren’t disciplined enough to plan for the season and stick to our plan.
- Find an accountability partner. A friend, a brother/sister, a parent, or a cousin. Find someone who you’ll be around who wants to be healthy with you. Workout together, make meals together, say no together when the going gets tough and you’re feeling the pressure. If no one around wants in on your success, find a friend at the gym who you can speak to each day about your plan and how you’re sticking to it. Teams make everything easier.
Keep your healthy momentum going this month. You’ve worked hard for your results. Don’t let anything take it from you. Don’t repeat the same process that leaves you unsatisfied over and over. Plan out your course the next few weeks. And when you do, that glass of wine or extra plate at dinner will be so much more enjoyable, because it’s part of your plan. Let me know how it goes. Happy Holidays Troy Team!