Hey! Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!
I took a break this weekend from my home fat loss workouts to pursue my career as a professional tennis player.
Yup, that’s right! And it only took me about an hour to do so!
OK, so I was playing the Wii this weekend. While I’m not an advocate of sitting around playing video games all day, I do think that some of the more active games on the Wii can be a great supplement to a fat burning diet and a workout regime designed for fat loss.
However, a word of caution – from what I have seen so far, I would not rely on the Wii as your sole means of physical activity. There just hasn’t been a game or program that can work you at the intensity you need to burn fat. That may change in the future but for now keep doing the fat loss workouts I have been giving you.
On to today’s topic. What do you do when you work really diligently towards your fat loss goals but you give in to temptation and fall off the wagon? Here is the scenario:
You have set your goals, developed your action plan and have taken MASSIVE action towards achieving your fat loss goals by eating a clean diet of whole, natural foods, and incorporating resistance training and cardio intervals into your exercise regime. Great, you have been listening to me!
But one Sunday afternoon, Aunt Susie has a big family gathering and she has laid out a huge spread chocked full of all your favorite foods: chicken wings, pizza, spinach dip, cheese and crackers, beer, and brownies and pies for dessert. And while you are there you fall off the wagon and partake in a little gluttonous eating.
Great. Now what?
Acknowledge that it happened and then move on.
Now, I’m certainly not telling you I approve of eating all those foods while trying to lose fat, or any other time for that matter. You can undo all of your progress with situations like this. But I do know that sometimes we slip up along our journey and that is ok because we are human. And remember, I have told you this plan you developed had to be something you can sustain for a lifetime.
But what I am saying is that you have to acknowledge that you did it, and then move past it without doing further damage. For example. Just because you ate way too much of the wrong things that day doesn’t mean you can skip your workout or eat crappy the rest of the day too.
By moving on, I mean address where you went wrong and fix it. Get back on track right away by getting back to your fat burning diet and fat loss workouts for home, and, most importantly, do no further damage.