1st tip of Christmas

How to enjoy Christmas without overdoing it

All the extra food, booze and partying that comes with Christmas can be a lot of fun, but it can also leave us starting the New Year wishing we’d had one less quality street, roast potato or mulled wine. We’ve written some tips to help you keep on top of your nutrition and training over the festive period, so that you can enjoy time with friends and family to the max, and still start 2016 on track.

Our first tip is probably the easiest to do, yet it will have the biggest impact.

Tip 1- Be prepared and plan your time off

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin

During the holiday season we are often very busy and it’s easy spread yourself too thin. Make sure you plan your days off so that you know where you’ll be, what’s on offer and who you’ll be with. Whether you are cooking the Christmas meal, or driving around to see people, make sure you are fully prepared to avoid last minute stress. Put aside 20 minutes today and think of any tasks you need to get done before Christmas, and then think about where you’ll be each day. Make sure you have factored in time to get fresh air, relax and recover so that you can make the most of your break.

In summary:
Give yourself a visual reference for what you’ll be doing each day and make sure you aren’t trying to fit in too much
Be prepared for what you have planned
Enjoy the break  

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