Chances are, over the Christmas break you may have had a couple of nights out or evenings drinking. It’s easy over the Christmas break to catch up with friends and family where a casual one drink can turn into seven. With all the festive drinking and food combined chances are your body is very dehydrated. A good way to tell is through urine, however if you’re generally feeling a lot more tired or achy than usual then you may just be dehydrated. However, this is a quick fix and a couple of glasses of water should make you start to feel a bit chirpier.
2. Train with a buddy to help you get back into a routine.
After a couple days off relaxing and enjoying food and drink it’s understandable you’re your first thought isn’t to drive straight to the gym. Especially when it’s this cold and wet, Christmas movies and food always looks appealing over weights, however training with another person may just give you that little push to go and do a session. A lot of the time that guilt trip of not showing up for your partner is what pushes you to go, they potentially may be in the same boat as you so conquering it together will give you that push!
3. Reflect on what you’ve done so far
Quite a simple point but a great way to get back on track is to look back on how far you’ve come. It’s a great time to bring out the progress pictures as picturing all the hard work you done and the progress you’ve made, will stop you from undoing all that hard work and discipline you put in before hand.
4. Set new targets
Completely opposite to my last point, but another great way to find that motivation to get back in the gym is to set new targets. Depending on your goal, whether it be fat loss or muscle gain. Make sure to write specific targets and set a date for them, for example 73kg by February. By making it specific it’ll make you jump straight back into it and something to aim for again.
I’m Ben Holley, I’m 21 years old and working as a fitness instructor from Swindon, Wiltshire. I recently just started my online coaching business and blog posts in 2018 and I’m loving it! I’m truly passionate about helping people achieve their goals and learn something different. Thank you for reading!