Just like everyone else, I usually gain anywhere from 5-8 pounds over the holiday season.
Cookies, rich foods, candy, etc.
I love them ALL!
Yet this time…I actually lost fat and leaned out.
Here are pics taken from December 20th (the two on the left) and pics taken from yesterday, January 11th (the two on the right).
I’m not going to go into HOW I did it….that will be saved for another post 😉
But I will tell you what I DIDN’T do.
- I didn’t diet. AT ALL! I ate real whole foods that would allow me to have the fuel for my training and give me the nutrients I need to be healthy.
- I didn’t do any type of “detox” or cleanse. Around this time of year I see ads and commercials for detox/cleanse supplements, shakes, pills, juices, etc. Because you have a liver and kidneys your body naturally detoxes and cleans itself. If you want to “detox” by getting rid of the bad stuff, eat whole nutritious foods, drink a lot of water each day and limit the junk that is out there. Pills, juices, supplements, etc don’t need to be added and in some cases are just plain junk.
- I didn’t stick to my nutrition 100%. I think this one will shock a lot of people. If you’re like me you think you need to be “all or nothing”, when in fact as long as you are 80-90% compliant, you WILL see results. It was the holidays, my brother and sister-in-law were in town and my mom makes the most WONDERFUL desserts. I was not about to pass up on those. And seconds. And thirds. Well you see where I’m going with this. LOL
- I didn’t do TONS of cardio or run myself into the ground with strenuous training everyday. In fact, I didn’t do cardio at all. I stuck to my strength training and heart rate monitored conditioning during the week. I even missed about 4 days of training due to getting a nasty sinus infection. I didn’t let that bother me because I knew I needed to rest.
I do want you to know that right now I don’t have any specific goals, which if you are familiar with my blog, you know I usually always have a goal.
Right now I’m concentrating on being healthy and making sure my nutrition is on point for my nutrition.
Take a look at what you want to achieve.
Can you commit to eating real whole foods?
Can you commit to 80-90% compliance?
Can you commit to not running yourself into the ground with each training session?
Make sure you check back to see what I DID do to achieve my results so far!