It is easy to become lazy during the holidays. With all the food, days off, parties and celebrations, it is only natural to fall into vacation mode. Especially when you see everyone around you relaxing, you feel justified in taking an extended break.
While having a period of rest is good for you, what is not so good is losing all of those good habits that you worked on. They say it takes 6 weeks to develop a good habit, and only a few days to lose it. Everyone has felt that reluctance to get going after a long break. Starting over is the hardest part – so avoid it!
Keep up your routine during a break. It doesn’t have to be a full fledged training program. Make it enough to maintain your program. This way, you won’t have to start from scratch, you will come back from a break right where you left off.
Another way of thinking of this is running the extra mile. While everyone is partying or sitting around the house, you will be putting time to getting yourself ahead. Everyone works during workdays. It is the top performers that work when nobody else wants to. If you want to pull away from the crowd, you definitely want to keep busy.
As I type, I am watching my fighters run and stay in excellent shape!