Here we are again. November and December. Over the next two months you have family events, holiday parties, Christmas shopping, turkey cooking, present wrapping, light hanging, and carol singing. You will be busy. Without a doubt, you will get easily distracted from your goals.
We need to talk about what we need to do to make sure that you are that you keep your body in the shape that you have worked so hard all year for.
You are FOCUSED.
Everyday you will move for at least 30 minutes. By move I mean exercise. It doesn’t have to be at the gym but it needs to be focused exercise. It can be a walk outside. It can be a quick walk around the mall during your lunch hour. Just move. At least three times a week you need spend on strength training. Working those muscles will relieve all that stress that builds up. You will exercise. No matter how busy you are, you will take time to exercise.
Your days are going to be long and stressful and when you go home at night despite all the craze you will not get sucked into the temptation of eating a quick unhealthy meal. Every day you will eat your greens from the salads you have prepared ahead of time. You will feel amazing from the energy you get from eating healthy and clean.
Once a week you will take time to focus on you. This is the moment where you can regain your composure, adjust your calendar, prepare your healthy meals for the week. It sounds silly, but for ten minutes you will sit in silence and meditate. It might be in your car, at home in the morning before the kids wake up, or at the office with the door closed. Meditate and regain your focus. Trust me on this one. It helps.
Your confidence will be glowing because you know you can handle anything that the hectic holidays will throw at you. Not to mention, you will look amazing at all the holiday parties because you have been focused on yourself over the past few months. When January comes around and everyone else is starting on their fitness goals, you will be way ahead of them because you never quit. You didn’t let anything get in your way.
You are relentless. You are driven. You are focused. The next 60 days are yours to handle with ease.