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Here we are.

 

Halloween and bonfire night firmly behind us and the festive season on the horizon.

 

Shops have been armed with festive decorations and wrapping paper for weeks now.

 

The famous, emotion provoking John Lewis advert has landed.

 

Some people have put up their trees already aaaand there’s Christmas chat just about anywhere you go (or not go).

 

Yup….It’s officially THAT time of year!

 

So,

 

Should you enjoy yourself and indulge this festive period?

 

– Absolutely.

 

I can’t WAIT for a mince pie.

 

But…

 

If you’re not careful, the festive period can seriously impact not just how you look but how you feel.

 

Accompanied with some possible extra lockdown pounds still lingering – it’s important to have a plan in place.

 

For both your mental and physical health.

 

Cause let’s face it, it’s been a pretty sh*tty year and lot’s of people are struggling.

 

So here’s a super simple, yet highly effective ‘3 Step Plan’ to help you feel fabulous this festive season and stress less knowing you’ve got that plan of action in place.

 

The 3 Step Plan

 

Step 1: Damage Control.

 

– Put in a decent effort starting now.

 

– Be mindful, use common sense and just don’t eat & drink for Scotland.

 

ie Don’t give yourself an even bigger job come January.

 

– Progress is awesome but a great goal is simply MAINTENANCE from now till the ‘Big Man’ arrives.

 

Step 2: Enjoy a Guilt-Free Christmas.

 

– Savour all the tastes and wash it down with whatever you like WITHOUT any guilt.

 

– I know I will be.

 

Step 3: Step Your Game Up

 

– THEE most important step and another reason I won’t feel guilty chomping on my mince pies.

 

– Because you made Step 1 happen, this will be MUCH easier.

 

– And don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you high and dry to do this by yourself.

 

I’ll be there for you EVERY step of the way making it as easy, uncomplicated and enjoyable as possible.

 

I’m literally going to give you EVERYTHING you need get your body, fitness confidence and mindset rockin’ in 2021.

 

Heck, I’m even going to help you SAVE some pennies.

 

‘Sounds amazing Lee but HOW exactly is this going to happen?’

 

I’ll be revealing all in next Monday’s blog so stay tuned.

 

In the meantime.

 

6.5 weeks till Crimbo.

7.5 weeks before 2021.

 

Right now it’s about Step 1 – DAMAGE CONTROL.

 

Try focus on small, simple things that make a big difference.

 

** Keep your water intake up (2 litres min)

 

** Get off your butt and build your step count up

 

** Eat protein at each meal

 

** Pump in the veggies

 

** Don’t drink your calories (eg Gingerbread lattes, etc)

 

** Limit alcohol to once a week

 

** Say no or allow yourself to have ONE office ‘treat’

 

(keep as far as away from them and out of sight as poss)

 

** Make a to-do list each night for the next day

 

(extra motivation + less stress)

 

** Tell your friends, family your goals for accountability

 

Trust me, these may not seem much and I’ve mentioned them lots of times before but from your waistline, energy to mood….they’ll make a HUGE impact.

 

Have a great week.

 

Oh and keep an eye out for my blog this Thursday for a little ‘gift’ to help you out more with Step 1.

 

Lee ‘loves when a plan comes together’ Donald x

 

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