Sticking to a plan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holidays this year, it just takes a bit more focus.
From Thanksgiving, "FriendsGIVING", Christmas Parties and other social events...
I get it!
"Focusing on family and friends can be tricky if you're stressed out about sticking to a nutrition plan and constantly surrounded by tempting treats and yummy drinks.
Thankfully, I have the perfect gift for you.
Here are my five Reign Fitness Coaching tips to help you crush this holiday season, without losing sight of your health and fitness goals.
TIP # 1: DEFINE SUCCESS
Head into this holiday season with a clear vision of what success looks like FOR YOU. Not your family. Not your friends. Not your coworkers.
FOR YOU ONLY!
This will give you direction and a north star when you’re making decisions about where, when and if you’d like to indulge.
"Where are you in your journey now and how would you like to feel on January 1st, 2019 when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season ends?"
If you want to stay as dialed in as possible, maybe you focus on fun, not food this holiday season! Or, maybe your goal is to maintain and cut yourself some slack to allow for a few more Christmas cookies. That’s cool too and there’s no right or wrong answer here, it's what you decide is successful.
This definition of success will allow you to clearly assess if your actions are bringing you closer or further from this vision. Then, you can tweak and change things up accordingly!
TIP # 2: PRIORITIZE
Grab a calendar, sit down and write down all of your engagements, commitments and prioritize!
Depending on the vision you’ve created and the level of flexibility that vision allows, you can decide which holiday events are most important to you.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
What foods can you get any time of the year? (Think store-bought brownies at the office party.)
Which foods are truly special and only come around during the holidays? (Think grandma’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie or your mom's special Christmas cookies.)
When will it be easiest to stay on track? (Think restaurant meals with menu options or potlucks that allow you to pick what goes on your plate.)
When would you like to be more lenient? (These are probably the occasions when those special foods may be around! Think the biggest!)
Once you have these dates laid out, decide where and when you want to indulge and when it makes the most sense to stick to the healthiest options possible.
TIP #3: OPTIMIZE
Consistency over time is where the magic happens.
I will repeat... CONSISTENCY OVER TIME IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS.
To ensure that a few more indulgent meals don’t add up and slow down your journey to your goals, OPTIMIZE the days when you don’t have much going on and really commit to making healthy choices that fuel your body.
TIP #4: CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY
Partner, friend, coach (Nutrition, lifestyle or Coach Mesha) you name it!
Communicating with others that you need a little extra support will let them hold you accountable and help you stick with it. As an added bonus, telling others about your goals will also make them more real for you.
TIP #5: TRUST (AND BE KIND) TO YOURSELF
I think I have said this to almost every single person I have personally coach at Reign Fitness. No one is perfect and it’s important to remember that balance and flexibility are necessary parts of any lifestyle habit that is going to stick long term.
Remember that the hard work you have been putting into getting to know your body and what makes it tick is not going anywhere this season and it will always be there for you to come back to!
I hope these 5 Coaching Tips can help you stay on track and Reign over the holidays.
Committed to your health & fitness success,