This may read a little funny, but it’s going to be quick and POWERFUL. This was originally a facebook response to a high school friend of mine. It brings up a great point on how to get started living a life of enjoying holidays while still losing weight (or not gaining it). I want to share my day with people so they understand how to stay healthy on a holiday.
I’m no bullsh!t; if you eat like garbage and drink like garbage you are going to look like garbage and your healthy will be garbage. When it comes to living a balanced life while looking good you are either committed or you aren’t. You don’t find time, you make it. You decide to change, you commit and you hold yourself to that standard no matter what (Rule 1 of the Synergize Seven).
Example, today was supposed to be a day everyone eats poorly and drinks beer. July 4th is the ultimate party and excuse holiday for people to fall off their plans. My goals are bigger than that and i’m on a mission to get my abs back and get rid of this damn middle aged spread that has my love handles sticking out. Today, my wife, my son and I went to South Beach early. I woke up, had a Paleo nutrition breakfast. I packed a cooler full of healthy things, raw almonds, bananas, etc… I hit the beach gym (a la the old profile picture of me flipping the 350-400lb tire).
We hit the beach for a while. Then we sat down at a restaurant on the Beach and I had a turkey patty and a green leafy salad with oil and vinegar. Now, we are napping and then going over to Jessi’s parents house where I will bring turkey burgers and a huge salad for myself. No alcohol, tons of sun, tons of fun and a little planning.
This is just a day in the life of me. I hope it helps anyone reading. The most important take aways should be:
1. Decide to change and commit, TODAY, NOW!
2. Find excuses TO follow your plan, not excuses not too.
3. Plan. If you know you are going to be out or have a holiday with temptation Plan to succeed.
4. Set goals bigger than your eyes. Once you decide to change and commit, define your goals and follow through.