Eating poorly over the Holidays is not the end of the world. Neither is skipping your workout, but continuing to eat poorly and skip your workout for a long period of time is what can totally mess you up. That’s why the Holidays are dangerous. As soon as we START eating crappy we KEEP eating crappy. Ironically, the crappier we eat the more workouts we skip, and vice versa. How backwards is THAAT?!
We All Fall Down
We all skip our workouts and blow our diets – BUT what makes one person successful and another person appear to be a failure is how long it takes you to bounce back after falling off track. Will you jump right back into your routine today or will it take you WEEKS to recover, and get back to eating clean and working out on a regular basis? The key to success is NOT falling, it’s GETTING BACK UP – FAST!
The Art of Falling
You’ve probably heard of a “controlled fall”, well that totally applies to fitness too. If you are going to fall, make it a safe stumble and not a “fall flat on your face” type of fall. Taste some of your favorite foods, but don’t gorge on them. If you want to pig out, make room for the extra calories with cardio. The more you can manage your “fall”, the fewer “injuries” you’ll have so you have a better chance for a fast recovery.
Practice Getting Back Up
The harder you fall, the harder it is to get back up. The more injuries you have, the harder it is to get back up. The longer you are down, the tougher it is to get back up. BUT, the good news is: practice makes perfect. Learn from guys that know what it’s like to fall. Football players don’t just train to throw and catch a ball, they practice falling and taking hits. Just like in sports, you need to learn to how to take a hit and recover quickly, so you can make your goal.
Control your fall this holiday season and recover quickly! This is the year to tackle your New Year’s goals and come out a winner!
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