As it gets to that busy time of year, the “silly season”, and there are a million and one things to do, don’t forget that special person in your life who you need to make it all happen.
This is usually the person who goes above and beyond what they’re required to do. They look after everyone else’s needs first. What other people need done, what other people want for Christmas, what tasks need to be done before 2009 ends. It can be a stressful time of year.
And how do we look after this person’s needs? How do we help them manage all these tasks? Have the energy to complete these and life’s everyday tasks? What’s one of the best ways to counteract stress when it all seems too much?
You guessed it, exercise and healthy nutrition!!
It’s inevitable that we’ll snack on a few treats and indulge in a few celebratory drinks. After all, it’s Christmas and it would be un-Australian not to. But we don’t let it creep into our daily habits. It’s a “treat” not a habit.
Balance the Christmas parties and end of year lunches, barbeques and dinners with days full of fresh fruit and vegies, protein at every meal and plenty of water. The days are starting to heat up so water’s important to stay hydrated but it’s even more useful because it helps fill you up at meal times.
So it’s now more than ever that exercise and healthy eating are the most important tools we have to combat the challenges of life. And in case you haven’t realised It yet, the special person I’m talking about is YOU!
I have trained clients through some of the most stressful and traumatic times of their life. Divorces, business troubles, cancer and deaths in the family are just to name a few. We all have stresses and interruptions in our life but it’s the ones who prioritize what’s important that manage it the best.
“Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed” Booker T Washington.
Christmas? That’s quite literally a walk in the park to manage.
Over 60% of the population are overweight or obese. A large percentage of them have too many excuses….I’m busy. I don’t have time. I don’t, I haven’t, I can’t.
Do the thing that most people won’t.
Say YES. I CAN. I WILL. I DO.
The silly season is upon us. Commit to being fit.
I guarantee in 6 weeks time you will have the best Christmas gift you could want.
A fit, lean, strong and healthy body.