Tis the Season to get fat
December is almost upon us. A whirlwind of a month.
Boozy parties the norm, chocolate celebrations on every desk.
Work continuing to mount as you grow weary from a long year.
As a trainer I would never want you to deprive yourself in this festive period.
The Christmas Bloat
But the statistics are in. It’s not that the Christmas season piles on the weight.
It could be a case you only gain 5 pounds.
That 5 pound lingers though. Even with the January blitz most people fail to shift off the entire bloat in the next year.
This then carries into the next year.
This might be only 2 pounds.
But 2 pounds for 20 years- now we have a problem!
You know this.
Every year you vow you won’t fall off the wagon. You’ll keep things together.
But then the Christmas dinners start and the wheels come off.
It’s not that you don’t care about your health.
December is just built for you to fail.
All the immediate gratifications that we just can’t deny.
The fresh start in January always sounds more important.
Trying to get clients to stick with the process is the biggest challenge It was only in the success of one man that I began seeing the solution.
Brendan had been working with me for 2 years.
There would be success. We would hit a rhythm losing weight. Things would click.
But like clockwork something would derail his fat loss efforts. Be it a holiday or some sort of break like Christmas.
Brendan was intelligent. A successful project manager who rose very high in his company.
He knew the benefits of exercise.
He knew losing weight and getting fitter helped him in his job.
But yet that didn’t make him change.
It took something dramatic for that to occur.
The Punch in the face
Touching 50 it was time for Brendan to start getting his health checked. He went in for some standard tests.
With no major symptoms he received a call back.
“Mr Royale- Regarding your recent tests, could you come to the office to speak”.
Talk about a punch to the face.
From planning a holiday to Spain to fighting for his life in the space of a phone call.
Brendan was able to catch it early and surgically remove the small tumour. But his life was shook.
Everything was brought into sharp focus. Being wealthy no longer meant as much.
Brendan had the painful reality check that death is coming for us all, sooner than we think.
We all know we are going to die. But most of us live our lives like we have all the time in world.
Tomorrow is always a better day or some time in the future.
It can take something extraordinary like a cancer experience to make us realize it will actually happen.
It took a while for Brendan but then it sunk in.. All the money, the fancy wine, the nice holidays. All mean nothing in the wooden box.
He has purpose now to why he exercises, a sense of urgency. He knows the preciousness of life and has began to live accordingly.
Have Your Why Before You Die
Thankfully you don’t need to be diagnosed with cancer to kick start into action.
But you can look to Brendan for clues.
In order to reach and stick with any goal, it must be important enough.
You need to have a big enough reason to stay the course in testing times. You need to find your WHY for staying fit.
To do this you must look back to last January or the last time you set a health goal for yourself.
To do this ask yourself what is most important to you in your life.
Is it your kids, is it your work. Is it your appearance for the opposite sex. Whatever it is, question whether being unhealthy really the only option.
When you know you want to lose weight for something concrete then the mind switches.
Brendan previously wanted to lose weight because he wanted to fit into jeans. Now he wants to train because he knows it’s keeping him alive.
Know Your Why This Christmas.
The Christmas season brings us away from this important goal focusing all of our attention to the short term pleasures.
If you want to stay healthy in the New Year it needs to be important enough. .
There are plenty of tactics we can employ to make sure we don’t derail our fitness in December but it must start with this. It must start with why.
Want Free Online Personal Training this December?
Usually Fitness takes a backseat in December. Mostly because you lack the time, bills mount up and you just don’t have the right frame of mind.
Instead of putting it off until January what if you easily get a head start with simple actions that work with your motivation.
This is where the health for Christmas program comes.
As a personal trainer I have spent hundreds of hours helping clients reach their goals.
In particular I help busy fathers who need to balance a full time career with raising a family.
That’s why I created the Health For Christmas Program.
The health for Christmas is a free health and wellness program built with your busy schedule in mind.
To take part in the program you simply download my app in the app store and follow along each day.
The program includes:
Fully flexible fat burning training program. Time is of the essence. Have a full Christmas training program that you can fit around your schedule.
Daily motivational and tips. You know that you need to eat less and exercise more. These daily posts are designed to teach you the exact tools my clients use to give you the confidence and knowledge to stay on top of your health this December.
Free access to the KG Fitness app with recipes workouts and more.
Free cookbook and Nutritional guide to provide you quick repeatable recipes to keep your nutrition in check.
Free access to the Health For Life Program- Every year I offer 3 months of free online coaching based on how well you do within the health for Christmas program. So doing well can give you free online coaching into the new year when motivation is at its highest.
I want to give you the best possible service.
With that in mind I have limited the places on the program to 15.
To be eligible for this program you must fit the criteria.
Confirm your interest by filling in the form below.