This is a wonderful time of year.
This is a stressful time of year.
This is a strange time of year.
Yes, all of these things are true.
Now that Halloween has passed we know what is upon us:
The Holiday Season!!!!
I’ve seen quite a few holiday seasons and I know one thing. This is the time of year when things go on hold. We have lots of things happening. Family, work, get-togethers, shopping, dinners. All of these things cause us to forget about ourselves just a little bit and before we know it two months have gone by!!
We’ve all heard the statistics that tell us that people gain somewhere between 4 and 10 pounds during the holiday season each year. I don’t know if that’s true or not but I do know that the people who keep up with their workouts, or even start an exercise plan (yes, you are allowed to actually start something this time of year) ALWAYS feel better come January, and the ones that don’t? Well, let’s just say they don’t feel all that great.
I want to give you two strategies you can use to make sure you stay as consistent as possible during this time.
Schedule it! Have you ever told yourself that you’d fit in your workout “when you had time”? How did those workouts go? I’m pretty sure they didn’t go at all. Listen, if we wait for our schedule to magically open up it’s never going to happen. Get your w0rkout on your schedule and JUST DO IT! That is your time!
Do something! I know things get crazy but you can still go for a walk right? You can still do some squats and pushups for 15 minutes, right? The point is, just do something. You’ll feel better in the long run.
In any case, I really hope you buckle in and enjoy the ride of the 2017 Holiday Season. It’s here whether you like it or not!
Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, PN Level 2 Lean Eating Coach, FMS Castro Valley Fitness 510-755-9191