Eating all the Christmas foods
Fairly soon all the christmas foods are going to start dancing for me and tempting me to eat them. To be honest some have already creeped there way into the house in the form of mulled wine and warm festive cider. At this time of year it is inevitable for some people that there exercise routines will slack a little and there weight to rise a due to all the parties and indulgent foods. You probably think I am now going to go on about moderation and how you can make low fat low sugar versions of some of your favourite dishes, well I’m not, quite frankly I fully endorse diving into christmas and enjoying all it has to offer. Yes this does mean you will put on weight, yes this does mean that when christmas is over you will have some extra fitness work on your hands, but why not just enjoy it for what it is, this is once a year and for whatever christmas means to you, punishing yourself for bad food choices or drinking a little to much is pointless. Part of your health and fitness journey is to understand what food does to you and to be responsible for your actions. So how about this, as christmas approaches, ramp up your cardio a little, make an extra effort in the gym to beat a few of your personal best lifts, go for a few extra walks with the dog a week, cut out some of your unnescasary carbs from a few of your meals. Make sure you keep up the exercise throughout christmas and then when it is all over, don’t stress about what the scales say just clean your diet back up and start to set yourself some new fitness goals for the year. Part of being in control of your weight and fitness is to be able to eat for function and to eat for pleasure but not letting either of them affect the other.