Do I stop training before Christmas?
This may be one of the biggest mistakes that most people fall for every year. It is common especially in gym members, who normally give up the ghost in December, promising the so called “big start back” in January. They then follow the familiar pattern of making new year’s resolutions, which are often all over by valentine’s day, and along with various colds and flu’s, progress often comes to a screeching halt!
A very good habit is not to follow the herd and think for yourself this December. How about actually stepping up your programme this month, what about raising your limits right now, and making your loftier ambitions right now? This will give you fresh impetus this month and see you looking and feeling good right up to Christmas day.
Another benefit from training and eating well up to Christmas is boosting your immune system. The cold and flu remedies adverts are in full flow after Christmas, knowing people’s immune systems are at their weakest due to over-indulging and lack of exercise. If you keep your immune system strong, you are much more likely to stay fit and strong throughout the break.
When you eventually get to making new year’s resolutions, you will only need to make realistic promises to yourself, as you will already have some momentum going into 2010. 97% of new year’s resolutions are never kept according to research, so you will be one of the few who looks likely to have a flying start to the new year ahead!