‘Tis the season to be jolly, but maintaining your health and fitness goals doesn’t have to be sacrificed in the process. As December approaches, adopting a strategic approach to managing your food and exercise can make all the difference in how you stay on track during the festive season.
Rather than fearing the indulgences that come with the Christmas season, why not embrace them while staying on track? Let’s dive into the power of planning with a December calendar.
December: A Month of Balance
Come 1st December, you’re surrounded by tempting feasts and delicious treats. However, creating a calendar for the month can help in striking a balance between enjoying festive moments and maintaining health goals.
Start by printing a December calendar and prepare to chart your course toward a healthier you.
Plotting the Course
Divide your calendar into days for staying on track with your food and exercise, and days designated as indulgence days. This proactive approach empowers you to make conscious decisions about when to indulge and when to stay disciplined.
A visual representation of your plan can be a powerful motivator.
Tick Off Every Day
Whether it’s a day of disciplined eating and exercise or a planned indulgence, make it a habit to tick off each day on your calendar. This simple act reinforces a positive mindset, shifting your focus from guilt to acknowledgment.
Celebrate your commitment to your plan, whether it involves hitting the gym or savouring a festive treat.
Embracing Indulgence without Guilt
By pre-planning your indulgence days, you remove the element of guilt associated with enjoying Christmas treats. Knowing that you’ve intentionally allowed yourself these moments helps you enjoy them without the burden of negativity.
It’s all about balance and making choices that align with your overall health goals.
Results: More Than Just Surviving December
Following this calendar approach to December can yield surprising results. Many of my clients who used this approach last year found that not only did they avoid Christmas weight gain, some even experienced weight loss. The key lies in intentional planning and mindfulness, allowing you to enjoy the festivities without compromising your health journey.
Remember, it’s not about depriving yourself but about making conscious choices that align with your health goals.
Embrace the joy of the season while staying on the path to a healthier you. Happy planning and Merry Christmas!