Get Fit Before You Feast

Get Fit

There’s still time to get fit. No matter what the date, starting on the road to fitness is always right. Don’t wait until December 31st to make it a New Year’s resolution, there’s no time like today to jump start a fitness program. Not only will you benefit by looking better, you’ll feel better too. Even a few weeks of exercise can make a huge difference in your energy level.

You’ll have all the energy you need to get things accomplished faster.

I hear too many people make excuses that exercising before the holidays is almost impossible. There are way too many things to do at that time. My response is always, “That’s exactly why you should start a program now. Within a week or too, you’ll notice your energy level rise and eventually soar.” When your energy level improves, so does your ability to get things done faster. You’ll also be thinking more clearly too, so even mental tasks will be easier.

Exercising burns off the hormones created by stress.

The holidays are fun but extremely stressful. Your body was created to react to stress with the fight or flight response. A rush of hormones create changes to help you do that. Unfortunately, today our stresses are different. They’re mental stresses like crying babies, traffic jams and angry bosses, but your body doesn’t differentiate so the hormones are sent anyway. If not burned off they have a negative impact that leaves your brain foggy, an sick feeling in the pit of your stomach and a general uneasy feeling. It also promotes abdominal fat. Working out burns off those hormones so you can enjoy the holiday season.

When you get fit first, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to shed pounds.

Working out not only burns calories while you’re doing it, it also builds muscles. Muscle tissue requires more energy to maintain than fat does. It requires that energy 24 hours a day. Energy is calories and a boost in the amount means you’ll actually be boosting your metabolism so even a major feast won’t make you gain as much weight and will also make it easier to lose.

Learning some simple tricks can cut your calorie intake at a feast and won’t make a huge difference in your pleasure. Things like eating wild rice instead of white rice isn’t a huge change. All those small changes add up to big calorie savings, so even if you eat to much it won’t be as bad.

Getting fit before the holidays means you’ll look fantastic. You’ll be able to give yourself a great gift that keeps on giving.

Don’t spoil the holidays by starving yourself. Just eat smart. Eat slowly and converse while you eat, to give your brain a chance to realize you’re full.

Exercising early in the morning on a holiday can help you think clearer and eliminate much of the stress that the holidays hold.

By | 2016-11-22T20:19:00+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Fitness & Wellness|