Last week was an awesome week for me.
We really focused on some planning for 2019.
Sam was in town from VA and we had a couple of holiday celebrations together as a team. Good times!
Friday I was on a live call with my business coach as we were discussing both business and personal goals. He said something simple but profound. As we were discussing next steps he said, “You know there is nothing that says you have to wait until New Years for this.” In other words, there is nothing magical about January 1st in terms of taking action.
Sure things can be hectic this time of year and you may not make as much progress as you will other times of the year. It may not be realistic for you to lose 10 pounds between now and New Years with the parties and all but how about simply maintaining your weight? That would be a challenge and you’d be in much better shape going into the New Year with some momentum.
Many people make a mistake that I’ve been guilty of. They think that if they can’t give something 100% focus that it isn’t worth doing it at all. I used to think if I didn’t have an hour to workout I wouldn’t do anything. Now as a father of 3 little ones I realize that I don’t always have an hour but I can always do something. Same goes for frequency. 1-2 workouts in a week isn’t ideal but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a whole heck of a lot better than zero.
Same goes for nutrition. Yes, it’s more challenging around this time to stay on track with nutrition. I’m very aware of this coming off of 2 holiday parties last week. With that said, if you add up all the meals between now and New Years (assuming 3 per day), you’d wind up with about 50 meals. Even if you treated yourself for 5 of them, you still have 90% of them to make better choices.
If nothing else, you can use this time to plan for a better future. You can do things like:
- Come up with some goals
- Decide what you’re willing to sacrifice
- Think about why it’s important
- Figure out who can help
If you need help with any of it, I’d love to be of assistance to you.
Billy Hofacker - Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp - BS, CSCS