Let’s be honest, if you’re like most of Americans, you are so excited about the 4th because finally you get to eat (or drink) your favorite treats that you only have once a year.
For many of us, it’s been more than a year since we’ve had a proper 4th, so I know where your brain is!
Now I want you to think about what would happen if you stuck perfectly to your meal plan all day long.
You may be thinking, Bo-Ring, right?
Now what if I told you to make your plan AND include your favorite thing.
What would happen?
Most likely you’d lose weight, and if you didn’t, you’d have a little blip on the scale and be back to normal in a day or two, right?
So, if we can enjoy our favorite things and still get results, why don’t we?
Because our brains are in the habit of telling us that if we’ve made a “mistake” on our plan, that the whole day is ruined.
But here’s the trick– including a treat on your plan, is still sticking to your plan.
In fact, when you have a plan that includes a treat and you DON’T have the treat, then you are OFF your plan (say whaaaatttt!!!!!??????)
What if this 4th of July, you didn’t make your favorite treat a catastrophe, and just treated it like a sneeze- here and then gone. What results could you create then?
So, here is my challenge to you, my Rebel…
This 4th of July I want you to include a treat of your choice on your plan. I don’t care if it’s two glasses of wine and five cupcakes. Think about what would be enjoyable for you.
What is the choice you will have wish you had made Monday morning?
Write out your plan TODAY!
Then I want you to post a pic of you enjoying your treat on Instagram and tag me @weight_loss-rebel so I can celebrate with you!
You’ll be celebrating, too because when you challenge yourself to try something new, you create a new version of yourself.
You become the woman who does what she says she will do– she is the woman who crushes goals!
So go create! And have a great 4th!
If you need some extra support on figuring out how to manage the day with a treat, check out my Special Occassion Solution, which will give you step-by-step instructions for how to break down your day into small, manageable parts.
If you love this idea and you’d like more, then join my free Facebook Group, Weight Loss Rebels here.
And hey, if you want to make the cake in this photo, check out my Insta post here for instructions.