A lot of you are going out of town or your family and friends are coming into town in the next week or two and spending time with family, drinking, celebrating, relaxing, going out to eat, is going to happen. You all know my stance as far as sticking with your FITness no matter what time of the year it is. But you do need to enjoy your life and your FITness that you have worked so hard on. And this is a great time of the year to do so:-)
Every year, I’ve seen different goals and strategies for staying fit and not eating like a FAT kid who loves cake. Here are some of my tips and tricks:
1. Don’t Suck and Do Nothing! Wake up and do mobility/yoga and some squats, push ups (or go to our class). The minute you wake up. Don’t think about it, just do it. It will be a great start to your day and your body will thank you.
2. When alone, eat clean. With family and friends, be mindful. From Thanksgiving to New Years, I pretty much as Paleo as anyone can when I’m eating alone. I’ve accepted that I’m going to take liberties with family and friends where choices are not clean. Balance is the key to life. I wrote a couple blogs awhile back about some great CHEAT-EAT-ING STRATEGIES and RESTAURANT RULES that would definitely apply to specific ch-EAT-ing ideas.
3. What could it be? Take this time to look back at your 2012 year. Think about all the improvements and steps forward you have made with your life and your FITness. Now think about the improvements and adaptations to be had if you committed to 2 solid months of training and nutrition. Now imagine throwing all that away. That’s how I see the holiday season. The last 2 months. We are at the home stretch of the holiday season, own it and own the results (good or bad) afterwards.
4. Have fun. I’m happier, confident, stand taller and in better shape now than I can remember. I know this is a result of committing to CrossFit and eating right. One of the keys to long lasting motivation is fun. When we are having fun and helping others do the same we want to do more, be more, have more. Show your family and friends what it takes to be as awesome as you are, it's fun and infectious.
Post your thoughts any more ideas, strategies or philosophies during this holiday season to the comments.
AMRAP 3 min at Each Station
Rest 1 min Between Station
1). 25m Shuttle Run
2). Row for Cal
3). Double Unders
5). Plank Ups
Post total reps for all stations.
Post by CMO.