Fitness, weight loss and health in December. Hutton Health

Fitness, weight loss and health in December

3rd December 2022

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We are in December, 11 months into the year already! Many of us started the year setting New Years resolutions to lose weight, to increase our fitness and to live our best lives, making the most of the year ahead. Often New Years resolutions result in a strong start, committing to exercising regularly, following a strict diet and with a strong determination to make huge progress in our personal and professional lives.

As the months have gone on, have you stayed committed to these changes?

Now is the time to check in.

How are you feeling in your mind? How are you feeling in your body? What was your hope for the year? Did you stay committed to it?

Interested in finding out more about New Years Resolutions (and why they don't work!), read this blog!


I believe there are 2 main ways of thinking about fitness, health and weight loss in December 


1. There is only 1 month left, I might as well wait until the New Year to take care of my mind and body.

Who loses weight, eats a balanced diet or has time to exercise during the holiday season anyway?

If you choose to think this way, you will continue doing what you have always done rather than taking action to make positive changes. If you are feeling stuck with your body and mind in a rut, this will only perpetuate those feelings and make your starting point in January more difficult.

2. There is no better time than NOW. It is time to take action and create a change.

If you believe in taking action now, you have 1 month, 31 days to change your future. A lot of progress can be made in this time! Start taking small steps – a short walk, a little run, an extra glass of water during the day…..any purposeful movement or lifestyle choice that gets you moving and feeling good during your day.


Here are 3 ways for you to take action NOW to finish the year feeling strong, healthy and with an improved fitness level:


1. Don’t worry about the details or the big picture.

Lacking a detailed plan can be an obstacle to taking action. Any purposeful movement has a positive impact on our minds and bodies. Rather than worrying about the RIGHT plan, commit to doing ANY type of movement to get started.

Like a plan? Hutton Health offers monthly memberships as well as personalised plans to give you a structured plan to encourage action.


2. Action always produces some kind of result, while inaction rarely does.

People often choose not to act for a variety of reasons, including fear, procrastination, and sheer laziness. Choosing not to take action is also a choice. Even though it's easier, it's rarely the right choice. In almost all cases, it’s better to do something rather than nothing.

Focus on simple actions – a short daily walk, a simple stretching session, taking the stairs rather than the lift, parking further away from the shop. Celebrate every small action that you take that positively impacts your health, fitness and wellbeing.


3. Taking action now makes it easier to take action in the future.

Action fuels motivation. Each small step and achievement creates momentum and encourages you to continue taking action. If you start moving your body now, you will overcome the hardest hurdle, taking the first step.

Success and change are ongoing processes; a single action or attempt will never result in lasting change. Over time, new actions that initially demand a lot of effort eventually become habitual patterns of behaviour. The hardest part is actually taking the first step toward change. A habit is formed by repetition, but if you never begin, then it never becomes a habit.

Interested in how to avoid binge eating and gaining weight during the holiday season? Read Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for suggestions!


Be your own biggest cheerleader, don’t put yourself on the back burner and think you will make those changes, tomorrow, next week, next year……don’t you think that YOU deserve to take care of YOU?

If you start to take action NOW, you will start the year ahead with the hard work done!

Lolë EU

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