What’s Your Plan?  My Holiday Survival Plan

By Laura Kelly-Pifer

One of the lessons that I’ve learned in life (and especially with weight loss) is to not be so hard on myself.  I know you’re probably thinking…”What does that mean?” It simply means that I’ve recognized what I’m willing and not willing to do to reach my weight loss goal and that sometimes, reaching certain goals that I have for myself make take longer and I need to be patient.

Here’s where I am at now.  I’m halfway to my goal and I’ve hit a plateau.  I know that it’s time to mix things up to keep my body guessing.  That’s what you would normally do when you hit a plateau.  But, here’s the hard part for me and what I’m dealing with.  Over the last month, we’ve had a family situation come up and honestly, weight loss wasn’t anywhere on my mind.  The only thing that I really worked on was making sure I was reading/listening to something positive each day, knowing when I was eating and drinking because of hunger or because I was stressed and then working out to help manage the stress.  Just doing this, I maintained my weight.  There was no loss, no gain and I am okay with that!  In the past, that would have upset me, especially, coming into the holiday season.  

As we enter a new month and our family situation is being taken care of, life is returning to normal.  However, the holidays are right around the corner and I want to enjoy them.  I’ve learned that when I’m super strict with my diet that I crave bad things even more.  I don’t want to set myself up for failure right off the bat so I’ve decided that I can still enjoy the holidays (and any other time of year) when I practice moderation and account for things accordingly.

I thought that I would share my Holiday Survival Plan with you.  I did this with my Downsizers Group and asked that they do they same.  I think that posting your plan where you can see it as well as scheduling it in your calendar helps you stay on track. 

– Les Mills Pump 3 times per week.

– 2 days Cardio per week.

– Wear my Flex band for accountability.

– Schedule and plan meals/fitness for the week.

– Post daily in our Downsizers group.

– Log all meals, snacks and drinks in loseit app.

– Drink Shakeology daily.

– Read 10 pages or listen to 10 minutes of something that is positive.

My goal for the holiday season is to be healthy and get through them.  Any weight loss that occurs is a bonusAs life returns to “normal” than I can adjust accordinglyAnd, if I need to make changes to my plan, than so be it.  In life, we have to do that from time to time.

What’s your Holiday Survival Plan? Do share.  And, if you don’t have one, there is still time.  Need help?  Don’t hesitate in reaching out.  I’m here to help. 🙂

With Love,


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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!

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