Clapham Personal Training: Keeping active over Christmas!

Posted by Ben Simpkins on December 22, 2015

Ok this is a light post and that picture probably seems a bit too hard for this subject! Whether you are a personal training client, a bootcamp attendee or just someone looking for a few tips for their training, this post will hopefully let you relax a bit with the influx of mince pies and twiglets.

This is always a tough subject for so many people, with so many people giving themselves 2 weeks off from doing any form of activity and then instantly regret it in January when they realise the full extent of the damage they have done. As if taking 2 weeks off training wasn’t enough, there is the extra calorie intake, being seated poorly, increased alcohol intake, reduction in sleep as some people still have to work through the festive period, and the sheer GUILT of eating anything that isn’t on your plan which can lead to overindulging.

All this leads to the body a horrible January and you are putting yourself in a bad place to start. So how can you combat this?

Easy…… Keep yourself as active as possible, keep yourself moving and just enjoy the Christmas period, yes it is important to keep yourself training where possible and eat a balanced diet with a control on calories but it is also very important to take time away from your daily stresses and just enjoy some quality time with loved ones.

If you can’t get to the gym, not a problem, try to walk as much as possible throughout the day, aim for at least 30 minutes a day, it really isn’t much but it will help keep you on track for getting back into training in January! You need to remember it all comes down to calories in and calories out, it is simple and if you are doing nothing about your calories out, then you are setting yourself up to fail as every one increases their calories in!

It is a short and simple post today but try to keep active, relax and embrace the time with your loved ones. You eating 5 celebration chocolates isn’t the end of the world, if you ate the whole tub that’s a different story though! Just be sensible and enjoy yourself!

Merry Christmas!

Ben

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