Being healthy is a process and if you haven’t been giving yourself the time it takes to be healthy then it’s an even longer process. You have to adjust a thousand things to get your formula just right and everyone’s is different. What works for your BFF may not work for you or what works for you may not work for your BFF and so on.
The holiday season is now in full swing and with less than a week to go, last minute shopping and preparing is consuming most of your spare time. In these moments, it’s tempting to relegate your workouts to “I’ll try to fit it in” status but this usually translates into zero workouts until after the New Year.
It’s November and the start of the Holiday season. Soon you’ll be busy shopping, planning and attending parties, eating rich foods and finding less and less time for working out. If you know this time of year is difficult for you there are many strategies available to help you stay on track.
If I were to ask you what you had for breakfast, you’d probably be able to answer easily and fairly accurately, unless I also asked you how many calories and how many grams of protein you ate. Most people would have no idea, some would have a general idea but rarely do people know exactly what they’ve eaten when you get that precise.
We’ve all had the experience of fumbling about in the dark, then finally locating a light switch only to find ourselves wincing and closing our eyes when we turn the switch on. This is a natural protective reflex to pain and discomfort from the perceived "threat" that your eyes feel to the sudden bombardment of what would otherwise be harmless normal light.
One of my favorite sayings I learned from my father growing up was “only the dead fish go with the flow.” I'm not sure where he heard it, but I'm glad he shared it with me. As a teen, these words helped me deal with peer pressure because I would visualize my peers as that river and myself being that dead fish when I was tempted to just go along with the crowd.