If you hadn’t noticed, the festive season is well and truly upon us. Why, this very weekend I was out and the city was full of shoppers rushing around buying christmas presents, stopping for lunch and then going back home to get changed into their glad rags, with santa hat firmly on the head (I was one of them 🙂 ) to go and get merry. So while it may seem that we’ve just got too much to do and no time to go to the gym to keep fit, this really is not the time of year to put your fitness regime on the back burner.
This time of year should be enjoyable and to really enjoy it you need to be physically active. Not only does physical movement keep the weight at bay, but it
helps to reduce stress
gives you more energy
Keeps your immune system ticking nicely
give you some “me” time
And I’m sure you can think of a whole lot of other reasons. So try fitting in a workout before that party, because depending on the time of party and what you will have drunk, no doubt you’ll not be up for session at the gym.
If the music is on, get up and dance!
During the party, perhaps go for a bit of a stroll with some of the guests, just to get out of a stuff environment and to grab some fresh air,
If there are kids at a party, play with them. Kids can be very energetic and in turn help you run around a bit too.
Perhaps you’re looking ahead to doing a charity run next year, so why not start your training now? It will keep you motivated and stay active,
Remember, the holidays are for celebrating with family and friends so if you must splurge on one two or three days, it really won’t ruin all your hard work. But as we know, all that snacking can add up, so if you just continue to move that little bit more, come January the 1st you won’t be feeling depressed with the weight gain or lack of energy. The solution always is to combat any weight creeping on as you go along and you will have enjoyed all that parting and still feel good about yourself.
In the next blog post I’ll be sharing with you tips on how to deal with all that extra food in front of you. I’ll show you that it really is possible to be fit and healthy and still have a life! I’ll raise my pint to that! 🙂