The dark days of November and December are the time to really get extra serious about regular workouts. There’s lots of celebratory occasions coming up with extra indulgences, so regular workouts need to happen. No magic formula other than intention and commitment. Make a commitment to how much exercise you can realistically do in a week, have some flexibility on when and stick with the sessions even if the time changes.
Weight gain is much easier to prevent than it is to lose. I’m not a dieter by any means, although I do make a few guidelines for myself to follow for indulgences. Here are a few of them:
- Keep yourself honest with your alcohol intake, record how many drinks you have in a week
- Make a top 10 list of favourite party foods and stick with it. If it is not on the list, then leave it on the tray. Fried food is one of mine, and perhaps that is too broad a category
- No sugary breakfasts. Healthy stuff starts the day off right and have fun later
Most of all, I get extra serious about workouts this time of year. Cycling classes have some extra challenges. Stay diligent with weight training. As my colleague told me, exercise really is the fountain of youth-