Train. Just train.
Don't worry about setting new PB's or Olympic records.
Don't worry about training for an entire hour, 30-45 minutes will suffice.
Don't worry about doing the greatest training plan in the entire world either.
Just get in the gym 2-3 times per week, do the work, go home.
You've got the time. You absolutely do. It is just a question of priorities, forward planning and decision making. I don't have time = I forgot to get my shit together.
We're all looking forward to the Christmas parties, Do's, shindigs and drinking malarky. Which is great! Nobody is suggesting don't go. Just have your shit together. It's a liberating feeling, I promise.
Go forth! To your Christmas parties!
But also, go to the gym. :-)
Just have a look at the weeks coming up. Find two to three, 30-45 minute gym sessions. A little bit of HIIT mixed with a big lift.
Think - Squats, Deadlifts, Push ups, Rows. HIIT? Think Med Ball Slams, Burpees and Double back flips. Even once per week is something worth doing.
It doesn't need to be complicated. Just choose a combo and have at it for AMRAP. (As many rounds as possible in 20-30 minutes rest 60-90 seconds)
This makes a huge difference to how you feel when you land in 2018. Raring to go again. You won't feel like you lost anything. You'll also prove to yourself that continuity can actually happen.
If you're working to get out of this yo-yo pattern. Constantly 'getting back into it' - Then you must fundamentally, not yo-yo. Just keep going. It is one the best and most under-utilised habits in fitness. Keep. going.
Wanna know something prevalent amongst athletes, or those people who seem to effortlessly have the body they want?
They don't see January as that 'new year, new me' thing. It's just another month. They were in the gym, all of December rocking on, just like July, or September, or May..
Ya feel me, yeh?