How to Keep Motivated in December

 

{ YOU DONT HAVE TO SH!T THE BED IN DECEMBER }

Christmas isn’t limited to the one day but rather monopolises the second half of December and for this reason, many of our day to day routines fall out of sync.

We can see the numbers at the gym delicately declining, memberships pausing, motivation slipping. It happens year after year in our industry. We often have some time off work around Christmas Day and friends and family seem to be more available than ever for a get together of some kind.

When our normal life routines are disrupted, maintaining our fitness and nutrition habits becomes a challenge, but one that can afford us some perspective.

DECEMBER DOESNT HAVE TO BE AN EXPECTED FAILURE

A suggested plan for December:

Week 1 & 2: Your usual routine should be ok to keep to for now. Consider four days of training perhaps on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a light run Or a fun Sat session at JMT It’s good to factor in rest days for sustainability.

Week 3: This is when Xmas celebrations start to happen so consider dropping down to three days per week training.

Week 4: This is when things get really tough. Get a day or two of training in if you can but don’t beat yourself up if you can’t make it work. If you do have chance to get a workout in, you’ll be on your way to putting that shit food, booze, and lack of sleep behind you.

Week 5: New Year’s Eve week. It’s time to get back into routine now and go into the new year strong and ready to tick off some goals, knowing you may pop a little weight on, and the refocus early will mitigate the damage.

If you would like to hear more about our F*&k New Years challenge, email Jamie today here.

 

 

Jamie MilneJamie Milne

Jamie is one of the Sunshine Coast's respected, leading strength and conditioning coaches, and a reputable results-based force in the field of psychotherapy and self-development.


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