Last week I asked our tribe about their fitness challenges in December. The response was split between making time to train, eating moderately and staying motivated.
How do we manage this? Because in January nobody wants to feel regret, tight clothes or the urge to crash diet.
I am NOT not going to suggest some unreasonable meal plan, or a long list of rules.
Just do this: Love and accept yourself.
Because when you affirm your self acceptance every single day, two outcomes happen. The first is you are more likely to minimize your indulgences, and second, if you do indulge, you are still recognizing that it doesn’t change you.
“Your value as a person is not dependent on your diet/exercise compliance” – share this
Clint Eastman once said:
“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self respect leads to self discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. ~ Clint Eastwood
Turn this into a daily affirmation:
I respect my efforts.
I respect myself.
My efforts and self respect give me power.
The take home point is this:
Let go of feeling guilty for not having the perfect month. Know that you are doing your best, because when you do your best, what ever it is, it is good enough.
Love yourself enough to want to practice your healthy strategies.
If your time is short and you want to get in some exercise. Look at my complimentary December exercise plan in the exercise section of the Gratefulfitnessny.com web site. This plan is intense but it only takes 5″ after warm up. If you are unclear on any of exercises, contact me.
Always be grateful, and be kind to yourself.