I’ve been busy lately. Since becoming engaged at the end of October, I’ve learned first-hand just how much truth there is in a statement I’ve heard several times now in my journey: With weight loss, the good times in life often are the most difficult to stay on track. So, how can you maintain weight loss progress through big events?
Constant Celebrations = Poor Food Choices
As much as I plan ahead and prep my meals and go into each day with the best of intentions, reasons to veer off-course keep seeming to come up:
Our friends and family are so happy for us and want to celebrate . . . which typically involves food and drinks.
We are super excited and want to celebrate . . . which typically involves food and drinks.
The full-on holiday season has arrived . . . which typically involves food and drinks.
You can see where I’m going here.
Lack of Time for Exercise
All this food and drinks is taking up a lot of time too, which often means giving up, or what we like to call “re-scheduling,” weekend hikes.
We get home later in the evenings, making me tired in the morning. So, I sleep a little later instead of working out.
Do What You Can to Maintain Weight Loss Progress Through Big Events
The good news is, I continue to weigh myself and track it daily. Even though I don’t like it, this shows me the results these celebrations are having on my goal achievement.
Re-Commit To Your Goals
We can maintain weight loss progress through big events, and I know that now is the time for me to get back on course.
The past couple of months have revealed a trend of missing workouts and over-indulging 3-4 times per week.
Now, I have re-committed to my priority of consuming 1800 daily calories and working out 6 days every week.
We all go through times in life when goal progress needs to take a back burner. It’s nothing to beat yourself up over.
Enjoy the moment, do what you can, and re-commit to your goals when you are ready.
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