But before I start singing America the beautiful lol! I wanted to help you get through today without breaking your fitness goals. That was one of my BIGGEST problems, (and secretly still is) using the holidays as a reason to over eat, setting myself back on my goals!
So what I’ve learned to do is…
plan ahead! This way i’m not isolating myself from my family and friends while also keeping my goals front and center because if I don’t reach my goals then who will?
So today, remember you are not like everybody else, you can’t eat and drink like them. If you plan to be social and go to a cookout….
1. Eat before you go- Chances are if you’ve had a salad with some protien you won’t pile on your plate because you’ve already eaten.
2. Choose the smallest plate there- use the salad plate as your main plate, if you know potato salad is your favorite cookout food, get a little bit AFTER you’ve filled your plate with veggies and if you’re having the burger or hot dog, do without the bun. You can still have fun without the bun hun lol!
3. I know times are hard, but don’t take food home- listen, I know you may not have had big mommas baked beans since Christmas but ask yourself do you really need to eat this cookout food for the next three days. Pass up on the offer of taking multiple plates home unless it’s something you can use towards your diet. Like grilled chicken or grilled veggies.
4. Pass up on alcohol. Need I say why? Those calories will pack on you so quick your head will spin! I always gained an additional 5-10 pounds just drinking socially. It’s not work it at all!
Be strong my little warrior, also, don’t be afraid to say no when offered more food and who cares what other people think! You got goals and it’s up to you stick to them!