Feeling Guilty About Cheating on Your Diet?
I had a client of mine message me the other day.
"I messed up," he told me.
"I cheated on my diet."
In the 7 years I have been doing this, I never had a client message me when they screwed up. Usually they just went on about their business and slowly dropped out of the group, would stop responding to me, etc. Hint: That's NOT a good way to have success... just a tip ;)
First, I was pretty proud of him for stepping forward. So I asked him, "Okay, how bad was it?"
"I was at a buddy's house and hadn't had anything all evening. So we chowed down on candy and chips."
"I'm not going to any results at all am I?" He asked me.
Isn't it funny how guilt overwhelms us and make us feel like a failure? This guy had been totally on point for 3 straight weeks, working out 30-40 minutes a day 6 days a week, hadn't missed a workout, and he has one relatively bad night and feels like everything has come undone.
Not true, I told him. In fact, it might boost his metabolism a bit so not to fret over it, just try to get back on track tomorrow.
We have the holidays coming up as well, and you KNOW that you're going to be digging in at least a little bit over Christmas and New Year's Eve.
So take it easy on yourself these next few weeks. Enjoy your family. enjoy your food, your baking, etc. Stick with your workouts as best as you can but food is NOT just fuel. It's about traditions, it's about making memories in the kitchen, it's about recipes passed on from generation to generation.
And anyone that tells you otherwise is fooling themselves.
In the meantime, I have a new challenge group starting up in January as part of the Beachbody Health Bet, similar to what we ran back in September. More details on that coming tomorrow!
Also, I'll have some breaking news straight from Carl Daikler about the Challenge Pack offerings and how it is now paired with Beachbody OnDemand. Stay tuned!
Portion control is an effective and easy way to get started tracking what goes into your body. But when we eat out, sometimes it's not as appealing to measure everything according to your palm and hand size or pull out our containers! Here's a simple method that you can use based on your plate size that can keep you on track!
Below is what the USDA now recommends based on their MyPlate initiative:
Although it's a long way from the old food pyramid, it's still not ideal... Remember the days they taught the food pyramid in schools? Ah, the good ol' days...
Here's a better way and more balanced macronutrient way of portioning out your plate at each meal so you can hit your fitness goals:
So along with using the portion control containers, here's another way that you can still stay on track when you are dining out with your friends or going out for a surprise lunch at work.
Want to focus on just your nutrition this month? Click here to check out the Portion Control Fixate Program!
Yours in Fitness,
You've probably heard of the Dietbets that were popular back in the beginning of the year but now it's time for something a little more focused on something other than weight... yes, it's your health!
Hence, Beachbody's Health Bet, the first ever Beachbody focused Bet that takes place starting September 5th, 2016!
What does it entail?
1. You must have a workout to do. If you need help there, contact your coach or scroll down to see the amazing challenge packs that are on discount this month.
2. You need Shakeology. If you don't have that but you have do have a workout, click HERE and get it now. Otherwise, again, get the discount and get it with a program below.
3. You need to log at least 3 workouts per week (from your program or just do the daily Challenge De Jour through Beachbody On Demand).
4. Take a picture of you with your Shakeology shake and log that you drank your Shakeology, again all in the My Challenge Tracker App.
Why the App?
This is Beachbody's new app and there are some cool features that make it different from facebook or any of the other challenge groups we've run before. Primarily, it gives you more of a connection with your coach and the other participants because YOU WON'T MISS ALL OF THE UPDATES IN YOUR FACEBOOK FEED. Plus, you can have reminders set to drink your shakeology, to do your workout, post your pic, and basically just help you hit your goals!
So how do I get started?
1. First, download the My Challenge Tracker App via the iOS Store or the Google Play Store (it's called the My Challenge Tracker).
2. Next, I need to email you a personal invitation, so enter in your name and email below (it usually takes me a day or so).
3. Log in to the app and be ready to go Sept. 5th!
Challenge Packs on Discount this month!
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