Making it through the Holidays without losing sight of your goals

Hi guys,

I thought I would share with you my plan for conquering the holidays rather than letting them conquer me.

 

Count Macros

I have just completed a 12 week Jessie’s girl workout program and am just doing some “freestyle” workouts for now.  This can get sloppy.  It has in the past.  I start counting macros loosely and pretty soon I am eating whatever, whenever.  Knowing myself and my body, this is not something that works.  I have a major sweet tooth.  Left to my own devices, I can eat double my recommended amount of carbs and sugar in one meal.

As I have said before, you need an appropriate amount of carbs, fat, and protein in your diet in order to maintain or grow your physique.  This is why I count macros.

My plan is to count my macros every single day.  Except the actual holiday.  I will go off plan for Thanksgiving Day, then right back on.  I will not eat leftovers for 5 days without counting.  One day is enough.  Does this mean that I will miss out on all of the holiday treats at parties?  Nope.  Flexible dieting allows you the freedom to work it in.  You just have to make compromises.  Maybe a lighter breakfast or a smaller portion.  I can make it work if I really want it.

Hit my workouts

In the past, I have used excuses to miss workouts…. shopping includes a lot of walking, right?  This year, I will not miss a workout.  I will use all of the extra calories to grow and fuel my body.

Don’t stress the small stuff

If I miss a workout or miss the mark on macros?  No sweat.  Pick up and move on.  Don’t let it snowball into a whole day, a whole week, a whole month, get right back to it!  Plus, stress increases cortisol levels in your body, causing you to hold more belly fat!  Bye Bye Stress!!!

Hopefully, you can also use these weapons in your holiday arsenal.  Please leave a comment if you have any tricks that you like to use to make it through!  I would love to hear them!

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