Happy Tuesday! Did you know that the typical holidays beginning in the fall are only 4 days for most people: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve? The point is that between October and January 1st, there are usually only 4 twenty-four hour blocks of time that include holidays.
The biggest thing to realize is that we tell our brains to go all out for the months of October, November, and December just because it’s the “holidays”. That makes 91 days of celebration which we’ve convinced ourselves should include lots of unhealthy eating just because we’re in the “holiday spirit”! WOW!
Why do we let anything yummy and sweet be eaten in excess for 3 months? Why do we get caught up in the “holiday season” this way? It’s a habit! I invite you to think about it differently this year and to take control of how you want to think about the holidays in a way that will support your weight loss. That’s right…weight loss during the holidays!
STEP #1: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS DURING THE HOLIDAYS? In the last blog, I challenged you to get curious about WHY you associate weight loss and the holidays in the way that you do and to write down all of your reasons and look at each one.
STEP #2: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR HEALTH DURING THE HOLIDAYS?
Today, think about if you’d like to feel healthier during the holidays this year and are you ready to try something new? This means stepping outside of your comfort zone to get results. This might very well be the first time you’ve thought to try this, especially at this time of year.
STEP #3: TAKE ACTION
You have 2 choices: keep doing what you are doing and stay stuck with more weight on your body than it needs OR move forward with me to figure out how to get the weight loss that you want.
I can help you to reframe old habits, and most importantly, I can help you figure out why you self sabotage at this time of year. I listen to you, I offer strategies, and I guide you through the journey. Ready to join me?
You’ve got this!