If you were anything like us, you took a nice break from chicken and rice and really got into the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday! Now, it’s back to work…as we can’t allow the slope to become too slippery lest we completely lose our momentum. However, holiday season is upon us, and with that comes more feasts and more chances to skip workouts, as we go into this December month. When we add the shorter days and the increasing cold, things can “snowball” really quickly! (see what I did there?)
With this in mind, it’s easy to fall off the wagon, stay home and warm, and eat whatever we want. Don’t! Even in this hectic month it’s more important than ever to stay the course and keep at it. It’s proven that we don’t respond well to less sun, and depression can set in if we let it. Working out during these times can help with this, so don’t underestimate the power of a good workout and what it can do for your mood and well-being.
However…have fun, visit with family, and do the holidays up the way they were meant to be done. Everything in life is balance so if you want to focus your efforts knowing that you are going to go at it full speed on Jan 1st, that’s okay too! Give yourself a little time to enjoy the good things in life, just don’t forget the gym awaits you when the holidays end!
Happy Holidays everyone!