During this Blogmas I have talked about the Christmas food I love but which also is not always the healthiest option, even though it tastes amazing.
Food is and always has been a big part of Christmas and I have loved it. We are inundated with photos of the latest offerings from the various supermarkets for the festive season and so it could be easy to slip and slide into a food coma.
I do plan on enjoying Christmas and the food offerings BUT it is not going to define my Christmas because the time with my family and catching up with friends is what my Christmas is about. I intend to stay on track with my diet and exercise so I do not undo all of the hard work I have done and also so I can slip back into my normal routine after Christmas without a lot of work being required to be on track.
First on my list is that I fully intend to keep exercising and working out. I have found a gym to go to in the village where my parents live or to the gym at the school I used to go to which I just a bit further down the road. Subject to opening hours and the public holidays I intend to go Monday to Friday and do my weights work out and cardio or Park Run on Saturdays. If I cannot get to the gym for any reason the Aussie and I should be able to get and walk with the dogs.
On Boxing Day we also plan to climb Glastonbury Tor which has an elevation of 518 feet and a few steps to climb! When the Aussie visited the UK for Christmas last he walked up the Tor but I declined because I was not fit enough to do it (I had also had surgery on my calf muscle in the October beforehand which was still healing). As things have changed dramatically for me health and fitness wise this is high on my agenda for things to do! You can also read a post about Glastonbury Tor and the surrounding areas here.
We also have a walk planned with my friend and her husband which will be great as we are all keen on being active and fit and now I might be able to keep up!
Food wise, my Mum has asked me for a list of foods which I can use to meal prep and be on plan which is fantastic and makes things easier.
I do intend to relax the food plan for Christmas Day and possibly Boxing Day and then New Years Eve so I can enjoy the foodie aspect of Christmas within a defined period. I don’t plan on drinking much if any alcohol because I am not really a drinker anyway but also I would rather eat the calories!
So with all this in mind it should be a lovely and healthy Christmas so that I can hit the ground running on my fitness goals in the New Year.