I started this blog for two main fitness reasons: I wanted to help motivate others that want to reach thier full potential and fitness goals, and also to continue to motivate myself by being accountable to the fitness community around me. The two reasons are often interlinked, for instance when I find a motivational quote that I share on my Twitter feed with you guys, it motivates me to keep going towards my personal goals.
So today I want to tell you what my own training and diet plan will be over the December period, so that again I will be accountable to you when it comes to sticking to that schedule. I would certainly encourage you guys to share your plans and goals with me, with your friends, family and followers, because it’s more difficult to ignore them when you’re being asked how they are going.
Thankfully I am off for the next 18 days over the festive period, but even if I wasn’t I would still make sure I found the time to make it to the gym and ensure I was sticking to a disciplined eating lifestyle.
First off, I will be setting an alarm to wake up every single morning at 7:45am. This will allow me to make the most out of the day ahead because, for me, there’s nothing worse than waking up at 10am, having breakfast, getting dressed and doing other basic activities, and before you know it it’s lunchtime and half the day has been wasted.
In terms of fitness, I will train at least once every two days and ensure that in each of these sessions there will either be an intense cardio session or a complete abdominal workout. By switching between these two added extras, on top of my already intense muscular workouts (covering Arms, Legs, Chest, Back & Shoulders), I will maximise my training and improve my body before starting 2015.
This is the festive period and there will be a few roast dinners as well as the ‘added extras’ that family will do their utmost to ensure I enjoy. Sometimes this can’t be helped, after all it’s Christmas and it is a time to indulge yourself a little. I’ll just continue to ensure that when I’m not dining out, that I’m in control of snacking and drinking alcohol.
Although this maybe the time of year for a little distraction due to all the festivities and family gatherings, you have to remain in control and somewhat disciplined. You can either give yourself a mountain to climb when you begin 2015 or you can choose to start halfway up, with a huge headstart. Whichever you choose, enjoy December and the festivities (responsibly!).