Undoing the damage from ThanksgivingBy
Yup it happens every year. Every year just about every American stuffs their face full of Thanksgiving dinner. Hell don’t feel bad about it since all the cool kids are doing it but it isn’t exactly the best thing for acquiring your dream physique. And hell since I am typing this up the Saturday after Thanksgiving and since there are all kinds of crazy travel and shopping plans on Thanksgiving weekend there is a good chance that you probably won’t read this till Monday or Tuesday. Don’t worry about it because this can still serve you well.
First the bad news. The average Thanksgiving dinner contains about 3000 calories according to research conducted by the American Council of Exercise. While many “fitness people” would recommend taking in low calorie, tasteless whatevers it’s probably a bit late for that and even if it wasn’t I say enjoy the holiday because whatever damage is done can be undone when you get back. And heck, according to Joel Marion (author of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet) eating high calorie meals can up your leptin levels and increase your fat burning potential. So don’t worry because you don’t get fat in a day even if you are putting Micheal Phelps to shame with your Thanksgiving eating habits. The problem here is what happens AFTER Thanksgiving break.
If walking around the local stores is any indicator of what’s going on outside it’s that the Christmas holiday’s are upon us. I can’t even stomach walking through a store because there is so much Christmas music being played that by the time Christmas gets here I’ll be waiting for Mr. Clause with a baseball bat. Or maybe my grinchlike ways are starting a bit early this year.
Well anyways before I get off tangent with a rant that says that people have forgotten what the real meaning of Christmas is about (see if you can tell me where the tradition of “stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there” comes from) the and all that stuff let me point out what the entire month of December is like for most people. Most will go to work where some coworker has brought in some cookies in the shape of snowmen, Christmas trees or Santa’s head and offer it to their coworkers.
Some might say “No thanks.” but the majority of people will say “yes”. Yeah one time won’t kill your goals but unfortunately it isn’t just one time. One time quickly leads to two, two leads to four, add that to the multiple Christmas parties that they’ll be attending and pretty soon everybody’s this becomes the description of how everybody looks.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And then bam right as the New Year hits the gyms drop their rates in an effort to get a $hit ton of new customers 75% of which will never step foot in the door again despite having paid for a years worth of gym membership. So how then can you combat this so you never get too far over?
Bring back the Terminator mentality baby!
A cyborg isn’t going to accept cookies if they aren’t in line with his mission. A T-100 isn’t going to skip training sessions if it isn’t in line with his mission. Well at least not on the weekdays.
You see if you are dedicated 5 out of 7 days you won’t lose any progress at all and you’ll still be able to attend Christmas parties and that sort of thing on the weekends which is when most parties get thrown. You can do your best to maintain it now, or you can get all Spartanesque after the holidays. Hell if you want to steal a kiss under the mistletoe or at midnight New Years Eve don’t you think you are going to want to have your physique under control?
Ok so then what do you do if it becomes too late? Get on a targeted plan to burn off the unwanted flab. Kettlebell Burn comes to mind. If you simply must have the cheat meals then use his metabolic accelerator system that now comes with it and plan the “feasts” or cheat days into your typical schedule.
Having a targeted fat loss plan even for just 2 weeks will do more then having a “kind of” plan for a year. I mean seriously how many people have you seen that claim they were on a diet or watching what they eat and yet are eating cookies and cakes? Yeah they watched it go right down the gullet.
So maintain your physique now, or have a targeted plan later. That part is up to you.
Eric Moss over and out