BLOGMAS | How to deal with gym FOMO over Christmas

BLOGMAS | How to deal with gym FOMO over Christmas


Christmas parties, family gatherings and other seasonal festivities might be fun, but, like most things they can also get in the way of your workout schedule.

Let's get one thing straight - taking time off to enjoy Christmas, is totally fine. However, if you're anything like us, missing a gym session for a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine, might lead to the ever-feared, gym FOMO.

So, here are our top tips for overcoming it. 

Take a social media detox 

Seeing other people hitting up the gym when you’re at home is a sure-fire way to get gym FOMO. 

Use Christmas as a time to take a social media detox and enjoy your time with your family and friends without feeling like you have to browse through your #fitspos social media feed. 

If you do, remember that social media is just a highlight real – avoid comparing yourself! You do you

Just keep your notifications turned on for Gymshark, you know, just in case… 

Remind yourself of the bigger picture

We know it’s tough, but keep on reminding yourself that a week off of the gym is not going to ruin your progress.

Stay focused on the bigger picture and your long-term goals.

 Fitness is a lifestyle, and it should not stop you from doing other things and enjoying yourself. 

Complete at home workouts

If you still want to train but can’t make it to the gym, a short at home workout is a great way to keep gym FOMO at bay. 

Plus, it will help with that post-5th mince pie guilt. 

We’ve all been there. 

Take a look at our 25 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar and get started – no need for the gym and the workouts won’t take up too much time. 

Appreciate where you are now 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year after all, so appreciate where you are now. 

Not just in terms of your fitness goals, but also in terms of what you’re surrounded by at this time of year. 

Be proud of how far you have come and don’t let FOMO get in the way of enjoying the festivities. 

What are your top tips for dealing with gym FOMO over the Christmas period? 

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