When it reaches the end of the year it is not uncommon for people to think that they have earned the month off in order to celebrate during the holiday period. With this said, very few people have consistently stuck to their goals throughout the year which means that letting yourself go snack crazy is not the best plan. Here are a few tips and tricks from the Fitness Training Solutions team to help you stick to your fitness goals during the most difficult time of the year…
Plan the week ahead
It is safe to say that preparation is the most important part of weight loss. After all, if you do not schedule your training sessions you may find that a busy life gets in the way and if you do not plan your meals it becomes very easy to order in a takeaway. By being able to recall what day has what plan, you are more likely to stick to it.
Cook from scratch
Homemade meals are not only cost effective, they are healthier and whilst it takes longer to figure out how to cook a meal, especially if you are new to the idea of cooking, it is incredibly satisfying. Plus, there is almost always leftovers which can be frozen and saved for the future.
Drinks are calories!
We often forget how easy it is to drink our calories away, especially where alcohol is concerned and there isn’t a more tempting month to have as drink or two than December! If you plan for your drinks and remember that even a simple coffee can contain a hefty amount of calories, you are less likely to abandon your plan mid-week.
Here at Fitness Training Solutions, we know how difficult it can be to stay afloat during the christmas period. After all, there are mince pies in every shopping isle and every christmas party is filled with cakes, ice cream and a bunch of other incredibly unhealthy goodies. By planning and preparing for these special occasions, it is not impossible to stick to a diet during December! This is something we teach during our personal training courses as we want our qualified personal trainers to be able to help a range of different clients. Get in contact to find out more information today!