All posts for the month March, 2012

Don’t Let Vacation Ruin Your Hard Work? Reset Your Body?

Published March 8, 2012 by gettingherfit

It’s been a while and I am sorry to have neglected posting but things have been so busy which I guess is a good thing:) But I want to share something that may be helpful for many of you during busy seasons of your life.  I want you to know I am far from perfect when it comes to eating right all the time, especially when I get busy, I sometimes slip up but I never give up and that’s the key to living a healthy life.  I believe in living by the 80\20 rule, 80 percent of the time I eat healthy and 20 percent I enjoy myself. Of course there are always exceptions, if you have more then twenty pounds to lose or on a tighter schedule and have to lose weight in a hurry then you need to be more strict of course. Everyone is different and my job is to help you evaluate what plan is going to work best for you.

Some things to think about to help you stay focused. When you are eating good how do you feel? great right, you have energy, you start losing weight, you notice a difference right. Then when you eat something bad, your body will also let you know that it doesn’t like it by making you feel tired and less energetic, maybe your belly feels more bloated and you get constipated not so good right?

So what do you do when you have had a bad day or due to the holiday maybe a bad weekend?.  One thing I’ve come to learn is to forgive yourself. It’s okay to have a great time when you are on vacation or at a party, but learn to discipline yourself, if you are taking food take something you can eat, there are always healthy choices. And if you have a little too much bad stuff get back on track the next meal or the next day. Don’t dwell on guilt and think you have totally blown it and just give up because you didn’t eat well. Its progress not perfection we seek!!!

There is always a new day and a way to help you get back on track and eating healthy again. Start the next day out with a yummy green smoothie,
I have recipes on this blig check them out, do a day of green smoothies and salads. It’s a great way to clean out your system and get rid of any added bloating and water retention. Remember after a weekend sometimes you will notice an additional weight gain of anywhere from 3-5 pounds, don’t panic its mainly water weight give it a few days of clean eating and it will be gone.

Also be sure you are following healthy habits, drink at least a gallon of water each day, eat 5-6 small meals each day, plan ahead and if you need help with this contact me for ideas how to fit them in, also be sure you are having protein every 3-4 hours to keep your metabolism burning high. Don’t be afraid of carbs, the good whole grain ones thry are important just have them with protein and you are all good. Work on following these simpke steps and I promise you will see and feel a difference but its up to you. What are you willing to do to reach your goals, what are you willing to sacrifice and the bigger question is WHY? What is your reason for doing this?

  Being healthy is a lifestyle that we should all try to continue to reach for all the time and what you need to do is make the choice to JUST DO IT!!  Find what works for you, its not about giving up everything, you just have to limit them.

Again 80/20 – 80 percent of the time eat healthy and 20 percent of the time enjoy yourself, adjust as necessay and live life to it’s fullest.  Contact me for more information on my bootcamp or meal plans.

Get Fit, Be Strong and Live Healthy!!!

Good Luck!!

Victoria McCullough, CPT
Her Strength Fitness Boot Camp, Colorado Springs