Holiday season is in full swing!
Because of the overindulgence the season tends to bring, it can be very tempting to put your fitness goals on pause.
I already know what you’re thinking… you’ll just wait until we get through the last few weeks of the year and start fresh in January.
Though that SOUNDS perfect, what if I told you that mentality is what continues to keep you from achieving your fitness goals, even during the year?
You see, we tend to think things will be perfect in the future. We’ll have less stress. Our schedule won’t be so hectic. We’ll be better able to focus. We’ll have more time to work out. We can get home early and cook healthy meals.
All of that may be true.
But the “perfect time” only lasts for such a short window of time.
There is rarely an extended period that is perfect for achieving your goals, because… well… life.
Life is chaotic and ever-changing. There are no two moments that are EVER the same. EVER.
Think about that.
In all of the years you’ve been living, there haven’t even been two seconds that have been exactly the same.
So, it’s kinda crazy for us to think we can predict when perfection will exist.
Instead of planning for the perfect time, consider what you can do right now.
The only way to achieve any goal is to be able to navigate THROUGH the craziness instead of stopping and hoping to start again when the craziness is over.
Don’t have an hour to get to the gym?
What if you cut your workouts down to 30 minutes and exercised at home?
Don’t have time to cook?
What if you picked up a few meals from a meal prep company so you’ll have quick, healthy options available?
Continuing to work on your fitness goals can make the difference between gaining an additional 10 pounds during the holiday season or maintaining your weight until you’re able to kick up the intensity again.
You won’t always be able to go 100 miles per hour toward your goal, but even going 20 miles per hour in a school zone moves you forward. Sitting at a red light until the holiday season is over only delays your trip.
Even if you have to slow down, keep moving, but do not stop.
I challenge you to think about small actions you can take over these next few weeks that can keep up the momentum as you move into 2020!