Santa gets a workout in on Christmas day so you should too else you'll find yourself on the naughty list! With all jokes a side, guys it is Christmas season. I could sit here and write how you should be super strict with your diet and hitting PBs in the gym over Christmas but I am all about practising what you preach and that simply isn't realistic for most.
A break is important: Use it as an excuse to have a bit of a break from training and dieting! Sometimes sticking to a program for prolonged periods of time gets exhausting and mundane. A small 1-2 week break over Christmas can be what you need to spark your interest in it again when you return to it, just make sure you do return to it! It is also important to give your body a much needed rest from training. Sometimes after a rest period you will find yourself returning to the gym stronger than pre-break!
It is life: A successful training program is a sustainable one. Life is about living, what is it all about if you can't have a few drinks and mince pies over Christmas? Don't waste 95% of your life to weigh 5% less is how the saying goes!
Re-feeds & Diet Breaks: If you've been stuck in a bit of a plateau with your diet & training a weeks re-feed could be what you need to break it. Tying this in with Christmas is a great way to feel a little less guilty.
There are times to maintain and times to progress: Sometimes there are times where you should be progressing your training, other times maintaining is fine. Try to do as much as you can but don't worry about hitting PBs at times you aren't quite taking it as serious.
New years resolutions: There is a reason why gyms are most busy around the new years time and that's because people feel guilty about indulging so much over Christmas. Make sure you're not one of the people who give up on their 2018 fitness goals 1 month in, find a sustainable plan and stick with it. That way you'll be able to enjoy Christmas 2018 that little bit more!
We hope you have enjoyed our Blogmas posts everyone. We will be trying our best to release 1 blog post a week as of the new year as our little resolution. Have a great Christmas & you know where we are if you feel bursting at the seams come January!