Join #fitmas 2016 and keep fit this Christmas

So last year, over on my fitness blog, I held a Christmas fitness challenge that I called #fitmas. Many of us worry about gaining weight…



So last year, over on my fitness blog, I held a Christmas fitness challenge that I called #fitmas.

Many of us worry about gaining weight over the Christmas period and it can have a negative effect on our self-confidence. The fitness challenge isn’t a way to make sure you stick to a diet and avoid unhealthy foods over Christmas, it’s about exercising and keeping fit so you can enjoy those extra stuffing balls and After Eights over Christmas.

People tend to wait until the New Year to start a fitness program or diet, buy imagine if you start in November – when everyone else is just starting out, you’ll already be feeling great and well on your way to getting fit. Rather than feeling a bit pants that you’ve hardly moved during December.

We’re not all able to afford to spend time or money on a personal trainer around the Christmas period! Although those lucky enough to live in London, can get hold of some fantastic group, individual and online training from Right Path Fitness.


For me, fitness isn’t about losing weight, it’s about having a healthy body and mind. I believe everyone should be able to use their bodies to their full capacities. You should be able to play football with you son, go on a bike ride with your boyfriend, go on a hike with your friends without feeling like your lungs are going to explode.

It’s also about feeling good about yourself. If I go two weeks without exercise, I feel sluggish and awful. When I hit the gym again, from that first workout, I instantly feel better about myself even though my weight hasn’t changed.

Being fit and healthy makes me feel good.


We had a small a few people join last year who read my fitness blog. This year, I want more people to get involved – even if you don’t usually exercise. Which is why I am posting about it on this blog.

It’s going to be a similar structure as last year but I want to make it very flexible. I’m thinking:

  • 3 workouts per week. You pick the days.
  • an option 4th workout.
  • It will last 5 weeks.
  • Use the hashtag #fitmas to share photos on Twitter and Instagram
  • A comment pod on Instagram to support each other.

I’ll be editing and updating the e-book I created last year and this is where you come in – I’d love to know what you would like to see in this challenge.

Or if you would like to share a recipe or tips that will be included in the e-book, please let me know either by email or in the comments below. It can be an existing recipe/tip post you already have on your blog and I’ll simply lift the images and text from your post – giving you full credit, of course.

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  1. I’ve never been very good at all things fitness related, I eat well and walk my dogs but that’s about it, my new year challenge will be to get fit.

    Good Luck with your challenge and your book 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  2. I am not really good with challenges, they always put me under so much pressure. I make sure to go to gym at least 3 times a week, sometimes after work it gets really hard to go, but I am still trying. I don’t do it to lose weight, but to get in shape and also when I have time, I try to learn how to play squash which is also a good way of training 🙂 Let’s see if I could actually make it x

  3. Such a good idea! It’s so difficult to motivate myself to work out when it is cold and miserable outside.

    Ash | Liakada

  4. Doing a fitness challenge around the holidays is a great idea since most people eat more than usual then. I also try to eat well and work out to stay healthy rather than to lose weight.

  5. This is a really good idea – I’d never thought of starting a fitness routine in November so that I can pig out over Christmas but it’s genius! And I like the thought of staying healthy rather than loosing weight. I might have to try this… x

  6. It sounds great. I’m not sure I would be able to keep with the schedule, but I would like to try. Please count me in. x

  7. I am definitely on! I am actually usually good but lately I don’t know whats happened to me. This will be a great way to keep track.

  8. Count me in! I’d love weekly challenges to help keep track of progress, I’m a visual person so seeing the amount of star jumps I can do each week or how much longer I can hold a plank really gives me a boost!

    Sarah 🙂

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