November and December. These are the most crucial months of the year. Why? Because we got Thanksgiving and Christmas (technically New Years too, since it follows). Between traveling, raising a baby, social events, and holidays parties, finding time to exercise gets exponentially harder. "I'll just do it tomorrow." Next thing you know it's January and you look down at your waist and say, "what the hell just happened." This isn't our first time dealing with the holidays, so let's be proactive and keep our fitness routine during the busiest time of year. So where do you start?
The unfortunate part of fitness is when you don't exercise, you lose what you gained quick
Remember, anything is better than nothing. Exercise doesn't have to be for an hour. Even if it's adding a few push-ups here and there, developing this habit will only lead to healthier and better choices. The unfortunate part of fitness is when you don't exercise, you lose what you gained quick. And I mean, QUICK. It sucks, but that's muscle atrophy for you. My advice is, start something and keep up with it.
Most importantly, maintain a healthy diet as long as you can. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years will be bad for the majority of us. Carbs and sweets on repeat. So knowing this, make sure the other days leading up to and the days afterwards is good. The sooner you can get back on track, the faster you will be able to avoid the holiday weight gain.
Hope you liked this month's blog. Stay tuned for more! -Kei