Dec 19, 2014
Christmas is a wonderful time of year! A time for sharing, giving, expressing gratitude, spending time with loved ones, having some well deserved time to let your hair down and a time to indulge a little more that we do for the rest of the year.
Our mantra here at TRI Fitness is "Life is a Balance". So we shall certainly be enjoying ourselves with our families this Christmas and why not. So rather than preaching to you about about how many chocolates not to eat, here are 5 simple rules to help you come through Christmas and find that all important balance!
So here are a few pointers to help you through that point when you are starting to feel a little full, bloated and in need of some direction!
1. DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Aim to drink 2 litres of water a day. Sound impossible? Buy a big 1.5-2 litre bottle and sip (not gulp) throughout the day. Our bodies are made up of 55-60% water, which is there for cellular function but also to detoxify and rehydrate. If you have a lot of Christmas drinks parties to go to, try to drink a 1:1 ratio of water to alcohol. This will at least give your body a bit of a break and allow your body to monitor how you actually feel. Finally, leave a pint of water by your bed so that when you stumble home in the middle of the night, its there ready for you, calling out your name!
Guernsey is an amazing island to live on, partly because of the beautiful scenery and partly because there is so much going on! From Polar Bear swims, Boxing Day cross country courses, beautiful cliffs and beaches to walk on to name but a few. There really is no reason to be sedentary over Christmas! So this Christmas, make sure you get off the sofa, wrap up warm and get outside to play! Then you can come back inside and appreciate the warmth of the fire and that Christmas film even more!
3. EAT YOUR GREENS!
A Turkey Roast is actually an incredibly nourishing meal believe it or not. Turkey is a very lean, nutritious protein source and it's the one time of year we decide to eat brussel sprouts (whether we like them or not) which are an excellent source of vitamin C and K and cranberries - which are choc' full of antioxidants! So when you are reaching for that extra roast potato, think again! Go green instead - you won't regret it!
4. TRY TO MAINTAIN SOME BALANCE
No I’m not talking about trying to do a single leg deadlift! Try to provide your body and mind with some balance. With heavy nights out, work Christmas lunches that move into late night drinks, the combination of cream, champagne, red wine and other delights, your body might will be screaming for some time out. Ensure you top up on quality sleep and give yourself some time to let your body recover.
5. PLAN YOUR NEW YEARS TRAINING REGIEME
There are a million and one training plans out there and how many of you go running once that New Year's Day hangover is out of the way! Commit to a 3-month program in the first instance to get yourself through the inevitable first month of training! No BIG New Years resolution apart from one word..CONSISTENCY!! If you train 3-4 times a week you will be consistent, your body will start to like the consistency and you will love the new you! But you have to give it a little time for the work to start taking effect! Our new TRAINING EDGE PROGRAM will deliver 3 elements of fitness that will put you on the right path to becoming a fitter you! Not keen on large group training? Try our STRENGTH & POWER Program or if you prefer the LADIES ONLY STRENGTH & SHAPE PROGRAM may well be the training program you need!
If you are stuck in a rut and would like some FREE advice on how to take the first steps to planning your 2015 Training plan just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the ball rolling!
Finally have a great Christmas..EAT, DRINK and BE MERRY and if we can help you in the New Year..come see us at THE TRI FITNESS FACTORY!
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