What will your holidays look like?
“Wait! Kate! Halloween isn’t here yet! We are not in “holiday mode” yet! Chill out! Turn off the Michael Buble Holiday mix!”
I know. I know. We aren’t there yet, (and I’m a grown woman so I can listen to Christmas music whenever I want) BUT, you guys, Thanksgiving is 4 weeks away and Christmas is 8. And I guess the question for me–for you is…what do you want your holidays to look like?
Do you want to be leaner in 4 weeks? Stronger? Faster? Do you want to kick your sugar cravings? Feel more energized? In the next 8 weeks there is plenty of time to change and see marked improvement. We can let these 8 weeks slide by, accepting that we will move less and eat more, and have a few more pounds to resolve to lose at New Years. Or we can look at these 8 weeks as a challenge.
How can I improve my health in the next 8 weeks?
I’m ready to lock into the goal of completing at least 4 workouts a week until Christmas and cutting out excess candy and treats.
I know it doesn’t sound like much….no PR goals for this preggo and I literally can’t swear of carbs while pregnant, but it is big for me because I haven’t completed that many workouts consistently since like Week 6 in my pregnancy. And there is a part of me that is okay with that, because being pregnant is hard. #exhaustion #naseau But the next 8 weeks I’m ready to commit to moving my body regularly and fueling myself in the smartest way possible. I want more workouts and less sugar. I’m all about being able to indulge every once in awhile, but my once in awhiles have been growing closer and closer together. I know less sweets will be good for me and good for my baby.
So daily I want to drink my 64 ounces of water, get up earlier to workout (even if it’s short), and limit sweets to once a week. (<<<that one will be the hardest!) Thanksgiving will be a real testing point with the traveling and holiday meals, but I feel like if I can get through that successfully the rest will be a breeze.
That’s what I want from the next 8 weeks. When I kick-off the new year I want to do it feeling fitter than I do now. I know it won’t be easy thanks to holiday cooking, travel, and sweets galore. But I’m excited for the next 8 weeks!
To help me set a goal that is actionable I broke this down like this:
- What do I want from the next 8 weeks?
- What will I do DAILY for the next 8 weeks to help me achieve my overall goal?
- What will be a midpoint check in for me so I know I’m on track?
I also made that nifty printable for you so you can follow along with your 8 week goals for the holidays! Just right click, save as a picture and print it out!
Won’t you join me? What is something YOU want to accomplish in the next 8 weeks?
Linking up to Wild Workout Wednesday!