Before your holidays you were determined to keep exercising and eating well despite the inevitable blow out days that the end of December and start of January brings.
You had every intention of feeling great once you returned from your holidays because you had read my previous blog post of how to get through the Christmas and New Year period guilt free.
You’ve returned from your holidays and quite frankly you feel terrible because you did none of the above.
Sounds like you? You’re not alone!
Many of my clients, friends, family members, and fellow gym goers have developed a guilty conscious thinking back of their holidays. Some are doing something about it, some aren’t, but many still feel guilty to a certain extent. But now it’s time to move on. If anything, a break from training and/or food tracking may have given you some much needed time off for you to refresh the batteries. And while you think you may have put on a copious amount of body fat, you really haven’t. It’s only been 2 or 3 weeks, not enough to completely ruin your body! The time spent with family and friends with the enjoyment of different food and drinks is something to cherish, not remembered with guilt over your nutrition choices that day.
Now it’s time to focus on the now and the future. Remember the goals you were working towards, or refocus your mind on some new goals for 2015, and just get started in some way, shape or form. Put behind you whatever guilt you may have. Having your mind right and thinking about the positive rather than the past or the negative is crucial for achievement and fulfilment. Without that, you won’t succeed.
I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday, now be the best you can be in 2015!