I started Core De Force in November and saw great results and wanted to extend my 30 days, so I decided to do round 2. I was so excited…then life happened. I had a tooth pulled and was on pain killers that made me sick and groggy. Then when I did get back to it, my knee flared up. I ended up modifying the workouts or swapping out for more yoga like workouts that focused on stretching and strengthening.
This week I have hit it pretty hard and I feel good, even stronger…..let me back up and explain the holiday weekend.
I knew I would be traveling to get to my parents, then finishing up shopping, and doing the routine Christmas activities and responsibilities. I worked out before I left my house, I intended to workout the day we went shopping but the day turned out a lot longer. I tried to eat better and just told myself an active rest day was okay.
Christmas Eve I got a workout in and limited my sugar intake. Christmas day was pretty laid back. Yesterday and this morning I went to the weight room in town and went hard and it felt good. Yes I ate some candy and a few helping of potatoes and partook of the meat and cheese platter. I did try to focus more on meat, veggies, and healthy fats; but I didn’t freak out or beat myself up. I know how to get back on track. It’s hard to not freak out or panic sometimes, but I’ve learned how to deal with it over the last few years and I’m still working on implementing the strategies.
The point of this is to say, find balance in your life. Eating healthy and living by the 70/30 or 80/20 rule is idea in your day to day, but just enjoying a meal or a day is fine. Trust me it won’t kill you. Focus on drinking lots of water and sleeping enough. Yes, you will feel the holiday meal because it will affect your energy level. If you are good with feeling a little blah one or two days then enjoy the time with your friends and family. Have a plan to get back on track the next day. I’m not saying you have to eat kale salads or do a crazy juice cleanse, but maybe add two bottles of water and an extra helping of veggies and bypass some of the holiday goodies.
Create a healthy lifestyle that you can actually maintain while traveling and during the holidays. A lifestyle that makes you feel happy and all around good.