I’m super excited for the upcoming holidays and I’m not planning a lot of strenuous exercise for that period…so what’s the plan to avoid serious damage?
The goal here is to get into a maintenance phase. I’m not planning any progress in any direction, I just want to keep the level of fitness I have managed to achieve for the past few months.
First, you need to know that in maintenance, you can cut 2/3 of the exercise volume you were doing for about 5 or 6 weeks before you start to regress. For me, this means that I can workout at the same intensity only twice a week for the next couple weeks and I will keep the same fitness level I’m at right now.
Of course, this is true only if your nutrition is on track. During the holidays, this can be quite a challenge. Are you up for it? I am!
Here are our holiday nutrition commitments:
I will make a conscious choice of everything that goes in my mouth
I will not skip meals
There will be protein in every meal and snack
I will have a healthy breakfast even if I overindulged the night before
I will have a snack one to two hours before dinner
I will drink tons of water
I will alternate one alcoholic beverage with one glass of water
I will have dessert and cheese but in small portions
You can also include this short cardio workout every other day :