Fitness for Christmas

“Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat…..”

Remember that Christmas tune? I feel like Christmas is coming and I am getting fat. “People are least consistent with nutrition and exercising during the holidays,” said NASM certified, Joel Tedekis.

The personal trainer and conditioning coach said, “Holidays are synonymous with big feasts and parties. We celebrate with food.”

I sure can relate. I love getting together with my family for a big dinner or going to a cookie exchange party.

“I think the biggest thing is people are discouraged because they already think they are going to gain weight (during the holiday season). Also the busiest time of the year (to work out) is New Year’s Eve. Everyone has their resolution. They are all waiting until new years and the parties are over and getting ready for Valentine’s Day,” said Tedekis.

What can you do to save your body in between all the hustle and bustle?

He recommends to have a healthy meal before you go to a party so you are not hungry when you get there.

Tedekis says to set a schedule so you have at least three or four days selected so you can make it to the gym or go on a jog. “There are 168 hours in a week, find four to respect your body,” said Tedekis.

Tedekis challenges you saying, “President Obama works out four times a week, are you busier than Obama?”

Gosh, I hope not.

Check back within the week for at home workouts!  Nothing fancy needed. You can even wear your jammies.

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