Your body doesn’t know!!

27 Nov



It’s less than a month away, all the shops are stocked up with goodies, the lights are on, the songs are being played… yes it’s less than a month until christmas day!!

I say “day”, but we don’t just celebrate for a day do we? The parties are already well underway from the minute halloween is over and we find ourselves in christmas mode!!As lovely as it sounds to celebrate for a month, your body has NO IDEA what is going on! You’ve been working hard at eating right and exercising well and suddenly THIS happens! We start to forgive ourselves for eating things we wouldn’t normally eat because “oh well, its christmas” and we skip out exercise sessions because “there is no time”. The reason there is probably no time is because your priorities have changed. All of a sudden drinks parties and christmas shopping have creeped to the top of the list.

I am by no means saying do not get in the christmas spirit and enjoy this festive season, but just remember that your body doesn’t treat you any better during christmas and will not forgive and forget the missed workouts or extra indulgences! Keep working hard and let yourself deserve these treats and by not slacking, you won’t find yourself in that January  panic and back to square 1!

Here are a few of my top tips for staying on track over the festive period….

– Plan ahead. There is nothing worse than turning up to a party hungry. We all know what happens and its best avoided so eat something healthy and filling before heading out!

– Make time to exercise. Just because you’re feeling festive and there is lots to do, doesn’t mean you don’t need to exercise! Pop some christmas songs onto your gym playlist and off you go!!

– Choose your drinks wisely. By all means indulge in some mulled wine but remember that just because it is christmas doesn’t mean that its not full of sugar 😉 There is nothing to say you can’t enjoy a vodka lime soda or a gin and tonic in December! These will bring your sugar intake down drastically!

– Sleep. As we know the christmas period is a busy one, filled with late nights and hungover mornings! Don’t let yourself get over tired. When the body is sleep deprived, it will look to food to give it the extra energy it needs to function and when you are tired, a salad is probably not going to win over a bacon butty!!! Make sure you get as many good nights sleep as you can!!

– Balance! This is the answer to everything, especially when looking after your body! If you know you’re going to indulge on lots of goodies then make sure you deserve it!

Enjoy christmas and do the things you love to do, but make sure you don’t let all that hard work go to waste!!