The holidays are here, bringing with them winter roads, busy schedules and all manner of special food and drink.
You have a choice to make over the next month: You can choose to “take the month off” from fitness and health or you can make reasonable food choices and continue working out.
We’ll challenge you to do the latter.
It’s tremendously easy to look outside at the snow or into your calendar at the chaos and then say, “I’ll skip training today.” It’s also very easy to look at a bucket of treats and say, “I’ll get back on track in the New Year.”
These are mistakes, and they can derail you. They can also make you depressed when it’s time to get back to work and you realize you’ve slid backwards over the holidays.
We aren’t expecting you to miss your nephew’s holiday concert for a workout, but we expect you to keep training. Some of our busiest members have the largest attendance numbers, and you can find time for anything that’s a priority in your life. Make fitness a priority. Sign into classes and get in here.
If you can’t, you can certainly find time for this:
As many reps as possible in 10 minutes of 10 burpees and 20 squats.
Don’t fool yourself. If you can’t get to the gym, you can find 10 minutes to do something, and you don’t even need any equipment. Tell yourself now that if you decide not to go to the gym because the weather sucks, you will do something in your living room. Then do it!
As for eating and drinking, we don’t expect you to eat vegetables for the next month. Enjoy yourself, but in moderation. Two cookies is a treat. Ten is a meal. Know the difference and make wise choices that will support your goals. You’re here for a reason, and you’ve left a lot of sweat on the floor over the last months. Don’t waste that.
As I said, we expect some treats and missed workouts over the holidays, but if you’re absent without leave for long, expect nagging. We want the best for you, and we care.
Finally, please note the following holiday hours and sign into classes as your normally would: