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The holidays are here and it’s a time of celebration with friends, family, and lots of food. It’s easy to forget about eating healthy and the extra pounds that come along with it. Here are some interesting facts to get you motivated and back on track in the New Year!

First, the “bad” news:

6, 560 Calories

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average number of calories a person eats on Christmas Day (nearly three times the recommended amount).

350 Calories

The number in just one (non-alcoholic) cup of egg nog.

More than 20 percent

The number of people who have a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get fit.

And now, for some good news:

 100 Calories

Number of calories burned for each hour you walk.

 2 Percent of Your Day

The amount of time you need to devote to a one-hour workout.

 80 Percent

The amount you will reduce your chance of heart disease if you were more physically active.

Remember, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” You aren’t going to reach your fitness goals all at once. It will take plenty of time and a lot of work to reach them. You have to be patient and understand that you may not see immediate results within the first few weeks. You also need to be forgiving of yourself. We are all human. We all mess up. You will experience a few setbacks along this journey, but you can’t let them bring you down. You just need to understand that they are a part of the process.

Set smaller, more attainable goals while you work towards your big ones. You aren’t giving up on your initial resolutions, but you are giving yourself a chance to accomplishment plenty in the interim.

 

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