Preparing for the Christmas & New Year Break

Preparing for the Christmas & New Year Break

So the silly season is about to begin! But please don’t use this an excuse to take your hands off the wheel. You have worked so hard all year to get your health & fitness to a whole new level don’t blow it in a couple of weeks. Did you know the average female gains 2.2kgs & male 3.2kgs in the Christmas/New Year break? Don’t become a statistic! Follow these helpful tips to fight the Christmas bulge –

  1. Keep a Diary – Know when your parties & functions are so you can adjust and plan your fitness routine around these events. Adding in a PT Session, Group Class or Studio visit the day of a function or a day after isn’t a bad idea. It keeps you on track and accountable so you make smarter, fitter & healthier choices knowing you have commitments booked around it.
  2. Going Away? Don’t use this as an excuse to stop your training. At Soul what we find works best & has gotten the best results for clients is if you are traveling starts using your extra sessions before and after you return from holidays. This way you still maintain that level of commitment you want for your fitness. Remember it is hard to gain but very easy to lose.
  3. Use the Studio – Soul Personal Training will be operational as usual with a modified timetable & operating hours on public holidays. Book in a PT Session, Group Class or Studio Visit. Modified timetable will be available in the coming weeks.
  4. Nutrition – Keep track of your food through MyFitnessPal it’s a great app and will definitely keep you in check of all your choices good & bad. Make sure your choices on the days you do have an event are the best you can try picking foods high in protein & good quality fats to keep you fuller for longer.
  5. Cook – Click here to see some amazing recipe alternatives to some of the Christmas classics. No reason why eating healthy can’t be tasty at the same time try & experiment these beauties.
  6. Alcohol – All in moderation I say. Choose wisely remembering 1 Standard wine is 100ml = 130-150cals so do be aware of your options. Stick to the ratio 1 Alcoholic beverage = 1 Glass of Water, and don’t be embarrassed to stay on a glass for a long period of time.

Happy Holidays

 

Posted on November 16, 2015 .