We are approaching the end of the year already but there’s a positive side to this time of year. Post summer holidays are a great time to start a health and fitness regime because for many of us there aren’t any distractions until the party season starts at the beginning of December.
The difference between Christmas and holiday binging is that a summer binge can last two weeks with many weekend binging besides. From my observations these are the two times of year when people let themselves go and probably indulge more than they intend to as well as physically doing less.
The summer months are definitely more unforgiving to the waistline than a typical few days worth of excess over the Christmas period. Another downside to this time of year is that it’s harder to cover up and can make you feel more self-conscious about the way you look. Use this as an incentive to motivate yourself and plan what you want to achieve over the next 3 months and be proactive about it.
If you set a goal it will drive you towards meeting your own expectations. It can also be helpful if you write down what could stop you from achieving your goal and coming up with ways to overcome them.
3 months is long enough to make some positive changes that can last a lifetime.