It really is the most wonderful time of the year for…working out.
With less than 2 weeks to go until the big day, it really is starting to feel a lot like Christmas. But what does this mean for your diet and exercise routine? Surely, you can hang up the trainers until 2020 now? Although it’s tempting to give in to long nights on the sofa watching Christmas movies and eating your body weight in chocolate, that’s a mistake. A week in, you’ll end up feeling bloated, sluggish, and like you could sleep through both Christmas and Boxing Day! More than that, it’s a great time of year to start laying the foundations for a healthier new year. Not convinced? Check out 5 great reasons to start your new fitness routine, right now.
It’s Silent Night At The Gym
Have you ever been to the gym during the January crush? It’s a fight to get in the changing room, you’ll probably have to queue for the treadmill, and don’t get me started on the state of the free weights…But, at the end of December, all is peaceful and you can begin to get down a routine that can take you into the new year.
You Have Free Time
This is one time of year when most of us have a little time away from work to concentrate on the things we enjoy. Use this free time to your advantage by using it to meal plan and to get active. Lack of time is the number one reason I hear for people skipping out on their workout, so embrace the freedom that comes with the holiday season and get moving.
You’ll Feel Amazing at Your Xmas Party
You probably have at least one Christmas shindig in your diary and, chances are, you want to look your best. Even a week of exercise and clean eating can leave you feeling healthier, stronger, and more confident about squeezing into your favourite party outfit.
You Can Lay the Groundwork for Indulgence
Let’s face it, there is no way that you are going to be saying no to an extra mince pie or glass of champagne on Christmas day. But if this indulgence comes after weeks of working your way through Xmas treats, it’s both not as special and, frankly, not as fun. It’s much easier to give yourself the freedom to let loose when you know you have worked for it.
You’ll Get a Head Start on January
Don’t wait until the 1st of Jan to make a half-hearted resolution about your fitness future. Take the time now to really think about what you want to achieve and make a plan. You are in control, and you can take steps today to make sure that, this time next year, you feel like the best version of yourself.
If you’re excited to get started on your fitness adventure today, FitFusionPT can help. Get in touch to find out more about our friendly group classes or targeted personal training sessions. All we want for Christmas is for you to feel amazing!