5 Tips This Holiday Season

We all know this is the time of the year that lots of people start pumping the breaks a bit with the gym and eating habits. Don’t let this be you. Get through this holiday season without taking a few steps back with these 5 simple tips (no one said easy).

  •  Exercise: This is definitely not the time to lay off the gas.  If anything, you might need to increase it a bit more.  Let’s face it, you’re probably not going to eat (or drink) the greatest.  Burning some extra calories won’t hurt a bit.
  • Stay Out Of The Breakroom.  Someone will keep bringing the holiday cookies, doughnuts, or other treats.  Every time you want to get a coffee, you’ll have to pass the table of goodies.  If this is a temptation for you, you might need to bring your own coffee & drinks.
  • Stay Out Of The Drive Through Line: This is the time of the season where everyone is selling their holiday drinks.  All of the drinks are loaded with sugar, fat, and a boatload of extra calories.  Like we recommended above, bring your own coffee


  • Increase Your Protein Intake A Bit More: We always preach to increase your protein level but it’s even more important now.  You’ll feel less hungrier if your protein intake is high.  This will enable you to stay clear from the cookies and holiday treats.
  • Stay Away From The Booze During The Week: If you know you’re going to be heading to your company’s party and numerous of family/friend get togethers, you might want to lay off the booze during the week.  Don’t try to kid yourself in saying that it’s just wine or light beer.  Lots of people can do very well with first four points but struggle with this.

Enjoy the holiday season but try to stay disciplined and stay on the path!

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Are you someone who hasn’t worked out in a long time and wants to get back into shape?

Our 6 Week Personal Training Experience has helped 100’s of people get into the best shape of their lives!

https://www.firstcapitalgym.com/6-week-trial/

First Capital Gym is York’s Only Fitness Over 40 Specialists. We offer the BEST Personal Training, Small Group Personal Training, Customized Fitness Programs, Nutrition, and Sports Performance programs in York, PA. We are known for our positive environment, coaching, and the ability to work with all fitness levels.

Michael Allen

Author Bio

Michael has been working with clients in the gym and countless adults in a physical therapy setting since 2013. He spent 3 semesters working at Towson University with student-athletes from nearly every sport at the school. He served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Kennard-Dale High School during the 2019-2020 school year. His goal is to always get better and give you the safest and most effective use of your time at First Capital Gym.