What Is It About The Holidays That Makes Fitness So Dang Hard?

I see a lot of people get concerned about the holiday season with regard to eating and weight loss.

“It’s so hard with everything that goes on. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, holiday parties, holiday baking, treats at the office, treats at home, leftovers, etc…”

This is all true. But it’s also true at any other time of year too.

𝗪𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿/𝗦𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴: Easter, St Patty’s Day, Valentine’s Day Memorial Day, birthdays, and graduations.
𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿: July 4th, barbecues, bonfires, birthdays, eating out on the restaurant patio, and vacations.
𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹: Halloween, tailgating, cider mills, donuts, pie, back-to-school parties, birthdays, and football weekends.

The same distractions and temptations now are the same at any other time of year.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗴 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝗜 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿, 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝘀𝗼 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿.

Since the New Year is right around the corner, people are more likely to completely give up the reins for these last few weeks. The reality is that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are not responsible for much (if any) of your weight gain this time of year. That’s only three days out of at least 45 we attribute to the “holiday season.”

𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯-𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘥𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦.

If you truly want to stop worrying about putting on weight during the holiday season, then recognize that it’s the decision to wait until after the New Year to care that ultimately ruins you.

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