It’s that time of the year again; decorations up, presents under the tree, and plenty of mulled wine and mince pies. Christmas is the time of the year where you chill out, put your feet up and indulge.
Christmas is genuinely the only time of the year where people slip up and see off a few extra sweets from the tin or add an extra spud to their plate, after all it is the festive season. But in the fitness industry we aim to stay on track and be as good as possible, allowing ourselves some goodies at times.
It’s important to remember that whilst it is good to let yourself have a few treats (and inevitably in December due to the number of parties, more alcohol than usual) that you don’t want to undo all the hard work you have put in for the rest of the year in the space of a month, just to get back on the bandwagon again in January feeling sluggish and miserable. So check out our Christmas Survival Guide:
This is Peak’s survival guide to staying fit!
Tip 1 – Eat your usual regular meals, stay full and don’t be too tempted to snack throughout the festive days. Many people skip breakfast and lunch knowing they will be eating in the evening, but this can lead to over-eating and mix alcohol in with this and you’re going to chow down the entire buffet…disaster!
Tip 2 – Train the same, stay on top of it, be consistent! Even if you’re 10ft deep in snow, find a way to the gym. Or even grab a shovel and bicep curl the snow out of the path! If you can’t get to the gym because of other commitments over the festive season, try going for a long walk with the family or a run, or check out our online gym – My Peak – packed with bodyweight workouts. So there’s no excuse not to exercise.
Tip 3 – H2O. Water is vital, grab yourself a 2L bottle and sip on it each day, it will fill you up and stop your naughty little cravings. Water is also great for flushing out any toxins. So if you know that you will be drinking over Christmas, keep topped up on water to help reduce hangovers.
Do treat yourself, enjoy your Christmas, but not so much that you become a walking sprout.