Staying on track in December is probably one of the hardest times to stay on track. With all the festive fun, it can be so so easy to say, screw it, its Christmas! There’s plenty of temptation around and countless Christmas parties! Eating is a big social thing so it’s completely understandable that more food than usual is going to be consumed but over-eating is not going to make those social interactions any more enjoyable or those memories any more vivid.
Let’s just get one thing straight, in my opinion, the two week period around Christmas is not for tracking calories or going to the gym. It’s for family, friends, making memories and long walks in the cold great outdoors. If you’re a member of my monthly training programmes, you’ll know what we all go on a two week break (deload) at Christmas recharging ready for an amazing January
My top tips
Control your portion sizes
Do not stuff yourself like a turkey! Yes this time only comes once a year but eating everything in sight until you can no longer move is not smart. If you simply can’t pass up that dessert, then have just a small serving.
Don’t keep too much temptation around the house
If you have it in, your 80% more likely to eat it.
Its no secret that December is the best month to go to the gym, its always empty so you have full roam of the equipment. Plus if your not a member of a gym; December is usually when they have the best offers on such as no joining fee.
Make small substitutions
I know that around christmas time, my sweet tooth is bigger than ever. So instead of caving on the Chocolate Aisle, I make my own recipes packed with good nutrients.
Check out this post, it’s informative and helpful for those who like their alcohol, especially around the holidays!
I hope these tips help you on your quest to staying on track in December. If you want to be accountable, just checkin with me on instagram @thefitgirlrules.