Now that it’s November, with the holiday season finally upon us in the Triangle, many of us are really looking for all the holiday parties that often come with some unwelcome pounds. Between all the wonderful drinks, food, and treats within arm’s reach and the increasingly stressful and hectic schedules, diet and exercise often take a back seat for many in Apex and the Triangle.
Our ownership and staff at Fit for Life 24 in Apex want our health-conscious Triangle members to know that urges happen. Yet, it doesn’t have to derail an entire year’s worth of workouts. Here’s three simple ways to get back on track:
- Don’t overcompensate: A holiday binge can often lead to feelings of regret, but don’t soothe emotions by eating yet another piece of pie or plate of homemade Christmas cookies. At the other end of the spectrum, swearing off food for an entire day or suddenly upping the intensity of a workout can have just as many negative effects.
- Plan and schedule every healthy meal and workout: Skipping meals will likely lead to more binging. Instead, hit the reset button by stocking up and preparing a few favorite, go-to healthy meals. Likewise, scheduling time for a few good workouts that help gain that feeling of control.
- Gain some new perspective from Fit for Life 24 in Apex: Realize that a healthy lifestyle is a long-term commitment for every member of Fit for Life. It’s always more than a glass of eggnog or an entire afternoon spent in front of the television eating candy canes. Minimize the physical weight gain; never dwell on the negatives, and practice a bit of self-love. Getting back on the nutrition and exercise wagon is as simple as allowing for some forgiveness; you are a good person!
It’s easy to lose track of fitness goals during the holiday season. It happens to even the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts. The key to recovery is to keep negative emotions in check. Assessing the situation from a neutral distance will help in the formulation of a practical, rational plan for regrouping and recommitment.
Stop holiday weight gain before it starts. Commit to a fitness plan today! Call or stop in to Fit for Life 24 in Apex and let our personal trainers show you the best ways to enjoy the holidays while staying healthy.
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Apex Fit for Life 24
809 Perry Road
Apex NC 27502
919 629 6212
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