Let’s get real, folks. The holidays are a hard time for fitness and nutrition. It’s so easy to give up on taking care of yourself during this time, with all the obligations of family and the pressure to make things perfect for our own families during this time of the year. We say, “Let me just get through the holidays and then I’ll do it in the New Year!”
The New Year is a big time for the fitness industry because everyone decides that they will make a change later, after all the craziness subsides. But it’s important to start building those good habits and intentions now. This journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Why not set yourself up for success in the New Year by starting now?
Nobody’s perfect with nutrition around the holidays. There is SO much temptation. But cheat days are a necessary thing, and the actual holiday is the ultimate cheat day. But it doesn’t have to be that way for all of November and December. Start making good choices now for the rest of the days.
Nourish your body with lean meats, fruits, and vegetables. Start moving your body. Join a gym, sign up for personal training, start the work now and set yourself up for success in the New Year. If your health is a priority, then TAKE the time for yourself. You can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself first.