2. Holidays are about family, and, in a very close second, food. Lets not fool ourselves, the off-season is a time to relax and maybe cheat on the diet somewhat. Nothing wrong with that, especially when grandma serves up her famous dish with plenty of leftovers.
In order to keep off 15 pounds that you will have to work twice as hard to get off once spring rolls around, stay on the bike at least an hour a day, at least three days a week. The harder you work on the bike, the more you can eat at the table. That way, instead of packing on the holiday pounds, you keep it off and allow for a strong start next season.