I LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME. It’s a month to party. A month to have FUN. A month to celebrate with friends and family. A time to enjoy the lovely foods and drinks on offer. A few weeks to let your hair down and have a blast.

Why neglect yourself of those things?

I’m certainly not!

I’m going to New York soon, a place that I’ve always wanted to go. So I’m going to enjoy every minute of it, and that includes eating all of the indulgent foods on offer.

It’s the boot camp night out this weekend and I will be having a fair few drinks. Probably a few beers, some red wine with our meal and then G&T’s later in the night. I won’t feel guilty about it and I certainly won’t be logging them on my FitBit app haha. I’ve worked hard all year and it’s a time for me and my boot campers to get together and have some fun.

I’m looking forward to my Christmas dinner with my family and being in a food coma on Christmas night.

I think I’ll be going out on Boxing Day to watch the football and have few pints with the lads.

We’re having a house party on New Year’s Eve in our new house with some friends and family. It will probably get messy. Just hope there’s no red wine spilled on our new carpets lol.

And then there’s those little treats in between the main events. You know what I mean right…

Christmas shopping trips when you just HAVE to stop at Starbucks and grab a Gingerbread or Toffee Nut Latte. In fact as I write this blog post I’m sitting in costa having a Cappuccino.

Cosy nights in front of the fire with mulled wine or hot chocolate.

Tins of celebrations and quality street in the office at work.

All of this is fine…

As long as you resign yourself to the fact that you’re going to put weight on.

Probably about a stone!

But, that’s fine with me. I’ve worked hard all year and I’m going to enjoy this wonderful holiday season.

The main thing is though….


I’ve already got January planned out. I’ll be detoxing at the start of January for 2 weeks, with my New Year Shred Programme. I’ll be straight back to exercise. I won’t be making any excuses! I know it will be hard, I’ll have lost fitness, I’ll be a stone over weight. But I’ve already promised myself that I won’t let that stop me.

By the end of January I’ll be super fit and lean again. Actually, I’ll probably be in better shape than I am right now. That’s the promise to myself…. Enjoy December, but be strict in January!

Why neglect yourself of the joys of Christmas. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying yourself at this time of year…

As long as you get back on the health and fitness wagon in January – No excuses!


Enjoy your Christmas,


P.S. Don’t forget to get back on it on the 1st January!

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