Christmas is around the corner. Personally I love this time of year, I honestly do..
This blog, as I get into may sound like i'm contradicting myself but it's important to realise a few things this time of year.
Many people get so mixed up with what they want to do that Christmas passes by and they didn't enjoy a single second of it..
Know what that leads to ....
Yep, next year those people will be the guys saying, I HATE Christmas
Put it this way
Who plans to workout? Manage their Nutrition? It is a tough time of year for the person who is working hard to improve their composition and fitness. A lot of work can be undone very quickly without doing some planning and preparation to tackle the festive season head on, but don't go overboard guys... seriously.
Add in the fact that tonnes of people seem to have flu symptoms of some nasty virus.. Even my own house was wiped for a week..
I had a bug, then Jen got it and ended up in A&E for about 18 hours (torture) and Ciara couldn't keep her food down either...
When it comes to Christmas I really think people need to chill out and enjoy it.
I see gyms opening up on christmas day this year, like WTF!!
Just know that
Fitness is a journey, a lifestyle and your mission in life, but not everyone is on your bus. This year, pretend you are normal, dress up, buy a few gym passes for the relatives and just eat the nice food.
Stop taking selfies of dinner plates full of broccolli, there isn't 3 people in the country interested in it...
You still won't destroy all the hard work you did this year if you unwind a bit
And i'll leave you with this
Words of Wisdom from Thom Plummer - (A Fitness Industry Godfather)
If you have children of a Christmas age where everything is possible through magic, cookies and hot chocolate, don’t forget you were once that child and a four year old cuddled in a blanket listening to a story protected by parents in front of fireplace is a memory for a life time.
Be present this year at Christmas. Be peaceful with the ones you love, be committed to creating magic with children who will remember those hours until the day they die, and then for an eternity.
Bring back the magic this Christmas. Give your children the most precious gift there is in life, which is your time, your devotion and your undivided attention for a few hours. Maybe the magic you believed in so long ago is still possible, but only you can make it happen for your children…. and maybe for yourself.