Okay....this week sucks. It is SO incredibly hard to stay motivated when:
A. It gets dark at noon. Kidding....but seriously the early sunsets blow.
B. I stayed up way past my bed time Sunday night cyber-shopping.
C. I ate horrible last week.
A lot of people, including me, want to just give up after Thanksgiving and decide to "reboot" after the New Year. Don't DO IT! Yes...there are holiday parties, and cookie exchanges, dinner dates and the whole shebang....but don't let that totally put an end to keeping up with your health and fitness. I am a FIRM believer that we need to enjoy life...and everything in moderation is my motto. It is so much harder to get back into a routine after more time has lapsed. Have your fun, but maintain your healthy habits on the days you can.
First suggestion.....wake up early....I know it is so hard, but try and workout before work. You will feel better....and then you can come home and enjoy holiday festivities. I promise once it becomes a habit, your body adjusts and you will love the peace of the early morning.
Second....write it down. I am a big advocate for planning every aspect of life. If you plan your workout, you are much more likely to accomplish it. I build it into my day.....write it in my planner. There is no better satisfaction than crossing something off your to-do list. Make working out one of those things. If you can't hold yourself accountable and list making isn't your jam....sign up for a group fitness class, get a workout partner or invest in a personal trainer. If you know someone is counting on you...or worse your credit card will get charged if you don't show up to get your sweat on.....you will start making it a habit to get your booty to your workout....promise.
Lastly.....drink water! It not only keeps you hydrated and feeling good....but it makes you feel full.....and that is ever helpful during the holidays! It might help you deny that second piece of pie. Plus it keeps your muscles energized and skin looking fab.
You can DO IT!!!!
I AM A 30-SOMETHING, FOOD-LOVING, FITNESS-OBSESSED, DIY-ING, WORK-A-HOLIC, DOGGY-MOMMY AND WIFEY.....THAT DECIDED TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH YOU. WELCOME AND ENJOY!