With only 3 weeks to go until Christmas, I hope you’re in the holiday spirit.
The holidays are a special time for our family.
Our girls are 5 and 3, so they’re in prime “Santa Claus” age.
The look on their faces when they come down the stairs and REALLY believe that The Big Guy himself put presents under the tree makes all of the craziness worth it.
Parents of young kids understand what I’m talking about – there are times as a parent where you wonder why you ever decided to put yourself through having children.
But holidays and moments like Christmas morning make it all worth it.
Be sure to enjoy yourself this holiday season.
I hate it when people tell me to “enjoy it because they grow up too fast”.
That’s nonsense. They grow up at exactly the rate they should grow up.
In 10 years, I’ll still look back at these times – especially the holidays – with fond memories.
Here’s to holidays, family, and friends.
Reading Gainz By Jason
This week’s read was a short piece on how to avoid holiday fat gain at all of your respective parties and get-togethers.
There are times when counting calories and macros makes no sense – and the Christmas season falls into that category, for sure.
If you decide to make your holiday season a free-for-all, though, you’ll likely make it out the other side 10 pounds and 2 pant sizes bigger.
Here are 9, tried-and-true rules for avoiding post-holiday bloat and assuring you’re feeling and looking great come January.
Read “How To Avoid Holiday Fat Gain Without Counting Calories” ===> [HERE]
Client Gainz Of The Week
Today’s Client Gainz come from online client Erica (name changed for anonymity).
Sometimes, we get clients who do an unreal job and post their pictures all over social media.
Other times, the client would rather remain in the background.
Erica had a good amount of weight to lose.
She was nervous that she wasn’t “ready” for a “serious” workout program.
She had never lifted before, or counted macros. The proposition of working with us seemed daunting.
After a bit of back and forth, she decided to take a plunge.
You won’t see any before and after pictures – yet – but you can see some insanely impressive data in her measurements:
Erica lost almost 30 pounds and 28 inches off of her body!
The numbers don’t lie – in fact, they are quite exceptional.
Erica was elated with her progress.
She’s now “one of those fitness people” who love lifting hard, eating well, and kicking ass.
Nice job, Erica! Impressive stuff!
To apply for online coaching, follow this link here.
Thought Gainz Of The Week
We got a solid question in our inbox this week.
Julie has a few friends who are trying an “apple cider vinegar detox”.
She was curious about this, and sent us a note on Facebook.
First off, thanks for this blog. It has tons of awesome information and I love reading your articles!
I have a question for you, if you don’t mind answering it.
I have a few friends who are trying to get me to do a detox with apple cider vinegar.
You drink a full glass of apple cider vinegar 3 times per day and eat only veggies and drink water for 5 days.
The bottle says on it that you’ll lose 10 pounds of fat and detox your body from all of the chemicals that are inside of it.
I was going to do it, since it’s the holidays and I’ll be eating like crap really soon here.
Do you think this is a good idea?
Thanks for any help you have, Jason!
Interesting stuff, Julie…….thanks for the question.
I’ll do you one better than a Facebook message……………..here’s my response:
Reading Gainz Of The Week
Here is the best of the internet this week when it comes to self-improvement:
The Simple Path To Being Your Fittest At Every Age by Andrew Read
Your Diet Isn’t The Problem – You Are! by Amy Dix
How To Make Money By Being Yourself by Victor Pride
Best to you as you chase those gainz this week!