"A little post Christmas reminder that long term consistency trumps short term intensity. It’s tempting after all the Christmas feasting to restrict calories and smash out cardio but really that’s only a quick fix and it’s not sustainable or healthy. Instead of punishing yourself for a few extra meals enjoyed with family and friends, focus on getting back into a normal training routine and eating the right kinds of foods to fuel your body and your workouts. For me that involves lifting heavy weights four times a week, a little bit of cardio/conditioning every week and ensuring I’m eating the right balance of fats, protein and carbs. Ultimately what you do consistently throughout the year is going to have more of an influence on your fitness and your physique, than what you do for a couple weeks around Christmas."