Is it just me or do you kinda piddle out physically toward the end of the year too? Something hits me around Halloween each year that tempts me to just "give up" on any ambitious personal standards around food and exercise. I think to myself, "Well, I made it though Halloween, but then there's Thanksgiving, about 3-4 holiday parties, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...and then I may as well eat whatever I want until New Year's Day because it's only a week later..."
Enough is enough! 2014 was the last year I'd do that to myself. Sure, there's a place for less stringent rules around food when you've got a handle on avoiding sensitivities and you're in maintenance mode. But truthfully speaking, if I let myself forget about diet and exercise entirely from now until January, I will enter 2016 in a fog. I don't want to live that way! I don't want to wait for New Year's Resolutions to get my body in check. I want to keep my body in check through the holiday season so that I can focus on more specific and advanced New Year's Resolutions...ones that require a pre-established high standard of health.
In order to do that, I'm setting a few goals for myself to finish 2015 well. I would encourage you to do the same! Ok, so in the next two months, I will:
-Stay controlled with my lifestyle diet and keep cheat days limited to holidays and weekends, like I normally would any other time of the year. I will not "give up" between Christmas and New Year.
-Stay on top of immunity.
-Participate in a 5K!
What about you? What do you need to do in these last couple months of 2015 to stay on track (or get on track, for that matter)? What can you do for yourself now to get a healthy jump start on any physical New Year's Resolutions you hope to tackle next year? You are worth that jump start and you are worth a good finish.
Let me know in the comments what your plan is!