How to eat during the Holidays – BE HUMAN, WIN THE WEEK, & EAT IT ALL!
What happens when you tell a kid NOT to date that girl/guy? They go ahead and date them anyway. When you tell our soft-ass society not to eat certain foods during the Holidays, what do you think they do- THEY EAT IT ALL! I'm not going to waste my time telling you how many calories are in a piece of pumpkin pie or apple cider spiced rum; I'm going to tell you what I think are the best treats to indulge in during the holidays.
I primarily write in the mornings at Starbucks between 4:30am-8am. There are a group of gentlemen in their 80's who sit next to me daily. To them, my name is Clark. Somehow, Chris was lost in translation and Clark was born. One of the guys died this past Thursday. He had a pulmonary issue and was only getting around 40% of lung capacity. He was one of my favorite guys because his vocabulary was “colorful” to say the least. A few days ago he leaned in after our morning pleasantries and said, “Clark, It seems like yesterday I was running around chasing tail. I was one good looking kid and I loved women- still do. My body may be 85, but my mind is still young. In here (as he pointed to his skull), I'm still that young stallion running around with a constant hard on – 1952 seems like yesterday. Life's short pal, live it while you can, because before you know it, you'll disappear like a fart in the wind.” RIP ANU.
Why in Gods name are people going to restrict themselves this Holiday season? Do you think you'll offset the previous 50+ weeks of eating like shit and not exercising? The answer is YOU CAN’T. Don't be that weirdo at the Christmas party who tells everyone that they're not going to drink or eat because they want to be “healthy.” WHAT THE HELL IS HEALTHY? I see fit guys and girls on Instagram claiming to be “healthy” by “eating clean” and exercising for hours, but are they really? To the average person, aesthetically they may look amazing, but what about the emotional constipation? It’s like the movie Shallow Hall; there's a mental aspect to being healthy that we're not seeing on social media. Posting T&A pics only shows that you’re insecure and seeking immediate gratification via a social media platform, but to everyone else, we know whats going on….
The constant search for validation via “likes” is destroying our society – what the hell is a matter with people today? As I said in my recent ChrisTalks, to be successful with your fitness journey, it's imperative to love yourself first- HIPPIE CHRIS FOR 3! I'm going to challenge you this CHRISTMAS season to do something that few fitness professionals would dare to do. I challenge you to enroll in the “SEE FOOD DIET” – Eat everything in sight! I want you to eat this&.
And this whole gingerbread house…
And three of these&
BUT NOT THIS…
I want you to grab that extra layer of fat around your tummy. You shouldn't feel like a piece of shit because of that extra pushion-for-the-cushion. You should be able to laugh and say, “That right there, is a lot of FUN times!” That fat doesn't define who you are. The actions that you've done in the past year do. How many people have you helped? How many people have you smiled at? When was the last time to held a door for someone (and not just because they were cute- GUILTY)? How many times have you gone out of your way to help someone remember that there are good people in the world? If you're worried about your belly, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! The path to fat loss isn't that hard people. If you follow these 5-steps, I guarantee that 2017 will be your best year EVER!
1- Positive F&^%$#@ Mindset is the first and most important step towards success. Understand that your capabilities are far beyond your looks. If you don't love yourself now, you won't love yourself with a six-pack or smaller jeans. The more selfies that you take, the weaker you are. Stop seeking validation from the universe. You're awesome, tell yourself that daily by going over your braggart sheet. Look at yourself in the mirror. Observe your face, specifically your eyes to verify that indeed, a light is on and someone’s home. On the other hand, if you don’t see the light, then no one is home and you’re vacuous- read a damn book! Hopefully; you can explain why you're awesome. I may have written two books, own a few gyms, and trained over 700 personal trainers, but those INSIGNIFICANT things don’t hold a candle to my Thorish-locks of awesomeness…
If you can't see why you're awesome, then how can any one else? It’s easier to judge someone else than examine one’s self – do I feel something Biblical happening here?
2- Win the Week. To change your physique, you need to lift weights four out of seven days weekly. This will build a better metabolism, increase your confidence, sex drive and energy. WEIGHTS; not cardio. Cardio is FINE, but it doesn't count towards the four days. For someone who isn’t working out regularly, four days will suffice. For those a challenge, do HIIT and LISS training on the other two days (High Intense Interval Training & Low Intense Steady-State to maximize the benefits of left ventricular hypertrophy & efficiency of your heart.)
3- SHOW UP. 90% of success begins by SHOWING UP! I'd be willing to bet the reason your 2016 New Year's Resolutions failed are because you didn’t SHOW UP consistently. Plan for your workouts, and then hold yourself accountable. Actions speak louder than words.
4- Smile and volunteer. If you’re truly at a lost, smile and help someone else. Forget about your ego and focus on helping others. You’ll “find yourself” sooner or later. In the meantime, who cares about your petty problems- SMILE MORE SCROOGE! .
5- Be Human. SEE-FOOD-DIET; EAT IT ALL. We only live once, the last thing you want to have on your death bed is any sort of regret.
HAPPY & MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL!!!