It’s Sunday. It’s Sunday before the week of Christmas. It’s both “busy time” for most and “time off” for us as well. How do we handle balancing having “fun” with staying on track and not going completely backwards this next week or so before the New Year’s resolutions bull crap. (sorry but I am not a fan of announcing a “goal” because others say we must do so. no deep emotions for sticking to it and 90% of people quit by Valentine’s day)
For me, it starts with why am I doing this? Is it worth it for me? Will I feel deprived of some sacrifices I’ll need to make in order to succeed? Because, let’s face it, if we want something that most people don’t have; we have to do what most people won’t do. 😉
Take for instance, working out this month. The gyms are pretty empty. Even if you are not a gym member, do you even workout? Do you walk? Press play on your DVD workout programs? Get outside and just move more? It’s typically the time of year that is cold and “hard” to do so. I hear too many people say things like, “I have so much to do and will get on track on Jan 1″…
That comment means I’m not really interested in being uncomfortable and different. Are you willing to sacrifice some sleep time to fit in a workout in a busy schedule? Are you focused enough to plan out your meals each day or week in order to have all the foods you need prepared and ready for success? Or will you just head to the nearby “drive thru” and pick the healthiest item there? Will you choose to do something different than your family or friends at your holiday gatherings and eat what you enjoy and leave the rest for others to eat; or will you cave in to peer pressure and fill your plate with everything because people are watching?
I challenge you to stand out this year. Be brave and do what you said you’d do that last time you committed to achieving your goals. Jan 1st won’t help you. That is when “everyone” else starts…(and like I said, they will most likely stop very soon)
Here’s my accountability for the week before Christmas. Yes, I am planning my meals and workout times for ever day this coming week….even FRIDAY!!! 🙂 (option: you can opt to use Friday as your scheduled REST day if that is more helpful for you)
Here’s what my week looks like:
Mon: 5am workout
Tues: 8am workout
Wed: 8am workout
Thurs: 8am workout
Friday: 5am workout (before everyone wakes up!)
Sat: 8am stretch
Sun: rest day
Grocery run done:
Post below how you plan to spend this coming week?