How To Triage The Aftermath of The Holiday Season
Presents were torn open, feasts were prepared, and bubbly flowed through the holiday season right into the New Year.
And as you work towards hitting that reset button this 2019, I wanted to take a moment and share some strategies to help you triage the aftermath of the holiday season. If it hasn't clicked for you yet, consider this your public service announcement… "The Holidays have come to an end, it's time to get back on it!"
Resist The Urge To Judge Yourself
It's easy to look back and realize that things didn't go according to plan and you made some poor decisions. You were ambitious, confident, and bold.
Maybe even thought that you could portion control, have the self-discipline to say "No" more, and just not let yourself go wild.
Whatever happened, don't judge yourself because the past is in the past. There isn't anything you can about it now and dwelling on it will only make yourself feel more guilty.
When it comes to transitions and getting them to kickstart quickly, it's important to move on. But don't move on without learning from mistakes, take some time to reflect on what happened, how it could of been better, and then move on.
The Body Wants Consistency
Punishment though exercise is a common strategy we see in the fitness industry. You went big over the New Years Eve so now you're going to go "2-a-days all week.
Unfortunately, that's not quite how it works.
The body isn't going to enjoy "2-a-days" all week after a wild New Years. It's important to remember that the body loves routine, it wants consistency. Swinging from one extreme to the other won't be ideal, instead work hard to find consistency.
Coach's Tip: Jump right back into your training routine and build that consistency back up.