What I want to talk about is all the HOLIDAY GUILT that has already started, or is coming up for people.
There’s no denying it the Holidays are here!! I don’t know where the F the rest of 2017 went but yup…it’s that time again. The parties, the food, the booze, the snacking, ohhhhh the glorious gluttony of it all. As this time of season starts so does all the bitching and moaning that we all do about the extra calories here and there. You know what? Screw it, embrace the fact that you are probably going to indulge a little extra over these couple months. We’re human, nobody is perfect and anyone that claims to be is full of shit.
What I want you to do is make a pact with yourself not to stray from your exercise program. Waver in in one place but not the other. To quote and add to a line that we use a lot and borrow from TRX “Proximal stability equals distal mobility”, let your workouts be your stability, that factor that doesn’t change and it will allow you the opportunity of that mobility with the diet and being a little flexible with it.
Now I’m not saying that you can go eat a whole tray of cookies chased by a gallon of egg nog (as delicious as it would be), there’s still a level of moderation but at the same time keep a limit and some moderation on the amount of guilt and self-loathing. It’s not the end of the world and didn’t undo all the hard work you’ve been putting into your program, just means you have to continue to kick ass, that’s all.
I’ll leave you with this. I was sitting around the dinner table on Thanksgiving with my wife’s family. Someone brought up something that her grandfather used to say being an immigrant from Poland “It’s good livin’ in this country”. For the most part he’s right, most of us have it pretty good, it for sure could be much worse. Go out, have a cookie, extra piece of pie, extra scoop of mashed potatoes, whatever, but be thankful for it, recognize the fact that you are able to even do that and are fortunate enough to have so much. Not everyone does. I wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season, enjoy your family and friends, try to give more than receive, be thankful for everything and everyone that you have in your life, don’t stress that “cookie” and just keep ALL AROUND kicking ass!