'There's a strong undercurrent of 'but it's Christmas'
mentality that is rife amongst us all. And while we do need to let our hair
down and have fun during this time of year, we also need to look after our
bodies. And no, Christmas is not an excuse to abuse it,'
If your goal is to stay fit and healthy through the festive season,
then small changes go a long way. Never go back for seconds, no matter how
tasty the buffet is. Eat slowly and enjoy every mouthful. It's easier not to
over eat when you're mindful. If you can choose your food, don't deny yourself
anything but allow the proportions of healthy food to be bigger than the
Drink lots of water on a night out. Don't be afraid when
your friends are offering to buy you drinks to ask for a sparkling water with
some lemon. I always fall back on the 'tomorrow is a big day and I need to be
on form' excuse.
Set aside at least 30 minutes of training everyday -
walking, yoga, Tae Bo HIIT, anything! Even a few minutes will get your metabolism
pumping. On the days where you really don't have time, make sure to schedule in
a short five minute meditation to focus on your body and slow down your
Find a buddy who will support you, even when it's hot out
there, and schedule your workouts into your diary so the time is already set
aside.Finally set your goals and remember Christmas Day is not the whole month of December :)