Complacency and procrastination are heavy during the holidays.
One could easily gain 7-10 pounds and the research supports it.
Many people come to me just plain zapped of energy or stuck on massive amounts of coffee or energy drinks just to get through the day.
I will not spend today talking about the metabolic disruption that can go on in the body, but I will tell you that borrowing from the future (stimulant abuse) will set you up for a disaster down the road.
I have a better idea. Let me nudge you...
This holiday season make sure you are on a fitness plan to help you regenerate your body. It goes something like this:
- Start working out smarter and with a purpose.
- Cut back on things you don't need (we have too much of what we don't need); alcohol, sugar, caffeine, negative relationships, digital stimulation.
- Add things to your life that you need more of like: sleep, nutrition, exercise, positive relationships, emotional connections.
Do you have a willing mind but incapable body?
You would be smart to hire a fitness pro to help you get started! A fitness pro/trainer can teach you how to train and will hold you accountable to applying your new skills. Being able to learn and apply new skills is always worth the price.
Remember, you are the engine not the caboose (your body is also a temple not an amusement park).
It is up to you to make sure the engine is running and the temple is clean.
Use your time wisely (especially weekends) to reset, refuel, and regenerate so you can break the "limp into Monday" cycle.
What could you use less of?
What could you use more of?