Fitness Formation column

Ryan Donohue.
Ryan Donohue.

The days are short, and the nights are long.

The summer clothes are well gone, and the layers you put on allow you only restricted movement as you shield yourself from the bitter cold.

Our body weight will and does fluctuate slightly during the year, so it’s to be expected that you may put on a couple of pounds around the most wonderful time of the year which is nearly here.

But this is not a green light to go mad on mulled wine, mince pies, and hot chocolate.

We generally put on the weight because we eat more to comfort ourselves, as you all know.

As I said, 2-4lbs is ok, but 5kg-6kg is not.

We are only human after all, but doing this every single year will do nothing for you in the longer term.

There are a few things that we can do to ensure that we stay as healthy as we can.

Firstly, think back to a previous blog post about not being a ‘yes’ person.

At this time of the year, you are not going to be an ‘only a little one’ or ‘it won’t hurt that much to have one more’ person.

No, it won’t hurt to have one or two, but make sure that you don’t constantly over indulge, and constantly say yes to everything that will be non-beneficial in succeeding in the pursuit of your vision.

Plan ahead. If you know you are going to a special event or special occasion, then make sure that you plan accordingly, to avoid over indulgence.

This is the time of the year where these kinds of events and functions happen, so again, enjoy yourself, but don’t over do it or over indulge in loads of high calorie food and drink.

Continue to work hard and stick to your plan.

This period of the year is all about enjoyment, but make sure that you make time for yourself and your training routine so you don’t have to spend the first few weeks of the new year playing catch up.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s important that you don’t lose sight of what it is that you want the most.

Make sure you go into the new year feeling wonderful too.

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