Movement Unfiltered 9

Well Christmas and New Years have come and gone, and just like that I accidentally missed putting up a post for a month.

Whoops!

Anywho, I, like I’m sure many others, might’ve (definitely) put on a couple of kilograms over the festive period.  I kept moving through that whole time, but definitely not as much as usual.  I did a bit of standard gym work and bits and pieces throughout the days at home with dead balls and kettlebells, but not enough to offset the food that was going in.

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I genuinely enjoyed treating myself though, and although I went a little overboard in the end, the diet has returned to normal again and I’m back on track.

You’ll potentially set your beach body goals back a bit over the holiday period, but you know what’s pretty awesome?

Letting your hair down and enjoying yourself.

So if you enjoy eating some of the Christmas fun food then, then you should do it, just be realistic with yourself about what sort of body composition changes you’re likely to see, and once the New Year hits, get back into your healthy routine and get moving towards your goals.

Speaking of the New Year, did you set any resolutions?

It’s a nice feeling setting New Years resolutions, with fresh starts, clean slates and all that.  The problem can be that if you attach your resolutions to the fact that a new year is beginning, then that new year is potentially the only place your motivation is going to be coming from.

So what happens when February rolls around, and the year isn’t new anymore?

The New Year novelty wears off, and your motivation goes missing, probably waiting for you next New Years Day.

You can and should definitely set yourself goals for the following twelve months, but it’s probably best to build your motivation around something less fleeting that the excitement of the first couple of weeks of a year.

That being said, if you find that New Years resolutions do work well for you, then by all means keep setting them.

With motivation in mind, I didn’t have a lot spare to write this post, as I knew would be the case if I took a break, so I just wanted to get something down on the page to get the ball rolling again.

I’ve done that now, so I’ll leave it there.

Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “Movement Unfiltered 9

  1. I’ve also found it difficult to both eat right and move when you’re not in your own place. Visiting family and friends is wonderful, but the regular routine tends to go out the window, particularly when someone else is doing the cooking. So that I don’t fall into a guilt-ridden, blubbering mess, I treat these times away the same as you’ve advised for Christmas. Back on track when back home, guilt free. It’s going to be a great year 😉

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