Episode 97 – The perfect time to build your health and fitness program


This is a classic excuse.

Wait for it.

Excuse: “I never have enough time…to sit down and plan my health and fitness”

Me: “Really.” *insert sarcastic facial expression here*

AND…….. I don’t get it.

Humans run around like they’re immortal. They waste time like they are teenagers throwing toilet paper on someone’s house during Halloween! They chill out on the internet looking at what everyone else is doing.

Killing time.

Wow. I wish I had that much time.

Even if you were busy doing “research,” here’s my counter-argument.

Does anyone do anything productive in that middle week between Christmas and New Years?

100% doubt it!

There’s nothing going on because everyone knows there’s a second celebration coming – a second excuse to put things off to the new year.

Then what happens?


Read on below.



The new year comes and you may try to do something new for the new year, but like the maxim, “fail to plan, plan to fail” suggests, most people go back to their old habits, their old selves.

So, what’s the solution?

I challenge you to take one day out of that week between the 25th and the 31st December to reflect and build your new you before the new year begins.

Here are some basic questions to consider:

  1. What did you do well this year in your health and fitness?
  2. What did you enjoy (what’s working) and want to do more of next year?
  3. What did you not enjoy about this year (what’s not working) and want to do less of next year?
  4. How are you going to get more of the good time, more of the exciting times packed into your next year?

Bottom line:

Use the time between Christmas and New Years Eve to reflect, plan and act on your ultimate health and fitness program – that way it really will be a new year for a new you!

Any other excuses?

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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.


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