Coming Out of Holiday Survival Mode

⁉️Who else feels like they’ve spent the holidays in survival mode⁉️

Ya girl over here certainly did.

Between the holidays and all that entails, the kids being home for 2+ weeks and our move, I was scraping to get the bare minimum done each day

.Don’t get me wrong, I have my non negotiables like work, keeping the kids entertained and working out that I schedule my day around. But with everything else going on, there was not a whole lot of business growth, more screen time than I care to admit, and some pretty sad and even non existent workouts.Just keeping it real ya’ll🤷‍♀️

But hey, we’re human, and some times life gets in the way.  And that is A freaking OK folks

Soon the dust will settle from the holiday madness and we’ll be able to work back into a routine. Whether you’re a New Year’s Resolution person or not, the fact of the matter is, our main “goal” for this next week and beyond is to at least get back on track (and maybe even attack some new goals).  It may feel a little daunting at first (especially that ridiculously early alarm set for Monday morning) but we’ve totally got this

So here are a couple of things to keep in mind as we head into these next few weeks…

✅Not All Hope Is Lost – Look, a good amount of us (myself included) fell off the proverbial wagon for the greater part of December.  But just because we spent the last few weeks eating Christmas cookies, enjoying a cocktail (or five) and not doing much to keep up with our fitness, it doesn’t mean we should give up on ourselves.

Yes, that first workout back may feel pretty blah, but it’s a step in the right direction.  Don’t get discouraged if you feel like you’ve lost a bit of your fitness this past month or so. Kuddos to you for getting back to it, and you’ll be feeling stronger and healthier before you know it. The key is to just show up.

✅Don’t Expect Too Much Too Soon – One of the biggest mistakes made during this time of year is getting caught up in the New Year, New You excitement.  Now I for one, am all for New Year’s resolutions.  I think using the energy of the new year is a great thing.  But we’ve got to be realistic with our time constraints and current capabilities. Going from relatively sedentary to expecting 5 days a week of 5am rigorous workouts may not be the best way to ease back into it🤦‍♀️

Take a look at your schedule and determine days/times you can and WILL commit to exercising.  Put them in your calendar like you would any other important appointment.  Same goes for the food.  Do your best to plan ahead and find ways you can clean up your diet, without too much restriction and overwhelming yourself.  It’s the small, daily habits that really add up and make a difference!

✅Recruit a Support System – It has been proven that working out with others (whether a group class, with friends or with loved ones), helps with accountability with leads to greater success. Plus it’s more fun!Invite your friends and/or family members to join you on your fitness journey.

Join a group training facility and make new fitness friends. Or join a local, or even online, accountability group.  And of course for the best direction and support, consider working with a coach!

We’ve totally got this my friends. Let’s dust off the running shoes and make fit happen