What is Free Week, you ask?
Oh, Christmas is awesome, but Free Week really IS the most wonderful time(s) of the year!
Free Week is a 7 day period where the nutrition and exercise rules go out the window. There are no food restrictions, calorie restrictions, carb restrictions, timing restrictions, blah, blah, blah, and there are absolutely no scheduled workouts.
In the past, I have looked forward to Free Week because the wine flows freely, we eat out at least once per day, we go to Starbucks a bunch, I cook/bake all manner of yummy deliciousness. And for 7 blissful days we spike our calories and reset our metabolism for the next 16 weeks of the year.
But today I am filled with trepidation.
I have made so many fantastic changes over the past 4 months that have lead to a leaner, stronger, healthier version of me and I’m nervous about what throwing caution to the wind may do to that progress.
What if I can’t get it back under control on January 1st?
What if I step on the scale on January 1st and found that I’ve gained back every pound that I released over the past 4 months?
So, I have a plan!
I am going to enjoy my Free Week.
But there are
2 3 rules:
- No wine! I’ve come too far to go back now!
- Free Week is not a contest to see how much crap I can load into my body over a 7 day period! If I truly want something I will have it, but I will stick with the exceptional – why even bother with the ordinary?
- If I do feel like I’ve just completely overdone it or that I can’t go one more minute without some physical activity, I will go for a
runwalk on the beach.
I know I can make this the best Free Week ever and be ready to hit training HARD come January 1st!