It’s the time of the year when people on average gain 5 to 10 pounds. The next two months will bring ample opportunity for you to indulge, to enjoy and to expand your waistline. Of course the choice is yours. Most will wait until January to begin a new training program, but there are a few who will hedge their eating and increase cardio to make up for the holiday food surplus.
Now is the time to begin re-establishing your fitness program so that by the time January 1st rolls around, you will already be in good shape. So in this moment of clarity, this calm before the storm, let's outline a plan that will save you from unwanted holiday pounds.
1) Start Training Today.
Exercise is the first thing to go when people get busy, and the holiday season is notorious for empty gyms. This year do something different and go to the gym or join a gym. There are several things you can do to kick start your program.
2) Moderation is Key - Please don’t over indulge.
This will be a huge problem come January 1st. Go ahead and have what you want on Thanksgiving and Christmas but don’t stuff yourself so full that you feel sick.At holiday parties load your plate first with greens, vegetables and lean meats before breads and heavier foods. Also drink water with your meal and keep alcoholic beverages to a minimum.
You are in control of your life and your waist line. Now is the time to change. The key is your mindset. Approach the new year making the right choices and get a head start of all the other people who approach the holidays with the over-indulgence mindset.