Raise your hand if you feel that you're a victim of 4 turkey dinners, a box of halloween candy, every single festive Starbucks drink possible, and another 4 turkey dinners.
As a matter of fact, you and hundreds of people, are going through this "slump" RIGHT NOW. It's the end of the year, you've completely written off your new years resolution from 11 months ago, you're tired, and you just want your Christmas bonus.
But guess what
You need to keep your chin up and keep going
If you feel that you've fallen off track after you ate that 10th piece of Halloween candy, thats okay! You can either say, "this is what balance is", OR you can say, "okay, whoops, lets try to only have 5 pieces today."
Feeling like you've fallen off track should be enough motivation for you to get your butt in gear and push to achieve the goals you set for yourself!
For example. I ate 10 cookies yesterday, and probably 3 spoons of cookie dough. (I'm putting cookies on the menu but obviously had to taste test... with 10 cookies) And if you know me, I'm the "health nut" in my inner circle. To put it bluntly, I felt like shit yesterday and I still feel like it today. My body, even though it has its normal cravings, does NOT respond well to 10 cookies and 3 spoons of cookie dough. And when I say respond, I mean I'm bloated, irritable, my skin is like WTF, and mentally... I'm like WTF.
Where did my self-control go? Out the window, clearly. But hey, I'm only human. The next step that I'm going to take, that YOU can also take, is this:
Set mini goals until Christmas
Mini goals can be daily or weekly. But the whole concept is to make them small, attainable, and frequent! So today, my two mini goals will be:
Drink 3-4 L of water
Eat more healthy fats instead of more carbs
That wasn't so hard, I've done this before so I know I can do it again. And I also know that I will feel satisfied if I achieve both goals. Tomorrow I will incorporate another goal to this list and continue to do my best to achieve them as we get closer to Christmas.
This exercise is simple, yet effective if you set small, attainable, and fulfilling goals for yourself. I challenge you to set goals for yourself from now until Christmas, no matter how big or how small. And hold yourself accountable! Whether it be a family member, your best friend, or even me! You can do this.