Thursday, January 1, 2015


The period of time between October 31st and January 1st, also known as “the holidays”, is one of the toughest for people. Particularly when it comes to diet and exercise. Trust me, even as a personal trainer, I have difficulties not indulging too much and getting enough exercise through this time period. It is a well know fact that the average person will gain anywhere from 2 to 5 pounds through the holiday season. And not always be able to lose it.

As we move into 2015, there are a few things you need to remember.  First, whatever you did or did not do in 2014, particularly during the holidays is past. You need to look forward and not backward at whatever mistakes, missteps or things you did or did not do.  The thing to do is get back on track immediately.  You will need to make a plan, avoid excuses and change your expectations. Demand only the best from and for you!

Second, remove the wrong to make it easier to do the right. In other words, eliminate temptations from your daily activities. Spend less time in front of the computer or the TV. Throw out the junk food remaining from the holidays. Throw out coupons to fast food places like Pizza Hut, McDonalds, etc.  Instead go out for a walk, eat more fruits and vegetables. If you go out to eat, make it a good restaurant and not a fast one.

Third, as you list your goals, don’t have too many. Too many goals makes it difficult to achieve even one. List three BIG goals and focus on them. Think of three actions you can take towards those three goals. Once you have achieved those goals then move one to the next three. 

Let 2015 be the year of a healthier, fitter and happier YOU!