First off Merry Christmas, Happy Festivus, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, even Happy ___ to whatever the Pastafarians celebrate. Now what comes with the holidays is a time of indulging in some not so healthy foods like cookies and cakes, and pies etc. But here’s the biggest message that I’m going to give to you right now. It doesn’t freakin matter. Because that isn’t what the holidays are about, right? The holiday time is full of parties with friends and family, and THAT is what is most important. Spending time with the people you love. Not stressing over what you’re eating.
Now here’s the caveat that can prevent you from going off the deep end and going out of control.
GET YOUR WORKOUTS IN!
Because if you do have a tendency to eat a lot (btw I love cookies and cakes and pie) making sure you maintain your workouts is a good way to maintain your fitness level. It also assures you that you don’t GAIN fat during this time. Look at this time as giving yourself a break from all the hard work you’ve been doing. If nothing, look at this as a maintenance phase of your progress.
What’s important is that you don’t get lazy during this time of year and say “screw it, ill start on January 1st.” That’s not how this works. By then, its too late both physically and mentally. What happens if you indulge and don’t maintain your workout regiment? You’re likely to pack on a few lbs of fat, you know those lbs you worked so hard to shed from January till now.
Look, we’re all human and we all love food. You cant escape it. Its everywhere. So avoid skip on your grandmothers meatballs or your moms cookies because that’s not the message I’m trying to convey. Eat, drink, be merry, and above all else DO NOT SKIP YOUR WORKOUTS!