6 Holiday Fit Tips
Did you know many people say they put on about five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s?!
To help you avoid the holiday gain, I’m giving you some of my go-to fit tips, so you can enjoy your downtime, relaxing and hanging out with your family and friends, but you DON’T have to completely fall off the wagon! There are lots of ways you can stay on track during the holidays. By applying some or all of these tips, you won’t pack on the pounds!
Check out this YouTube video as I walk you through these tips!
1. Have a goal in mind
When you’ve got serious goals, chances are, you’ll have serious focus, too, no matter what time of year it is! But if you’re like me, you may want to take this time to reset, refresh, and relax before the new year arrives.
Having a goal in mind can help keep you more on track, so you won’t overdo it when the Christmas cookies arrive! Even if your goal is to work out three times a week, have a goal, make a plan, and stick to it! If you need help getting your goals together, check this out!
2. Get in your quick sweat on in the A.M.!
While I’m not a huge fan of working out first thing in the morning, I HIGHLY recommend getting your workout in before the madness of the day starts—especially during the holidays!
Maybe you don’t want to go for a run outside or get in your cold car and drive to the gym—I get it! Instead, you can get in a quick (but intense!) workout. Check out the #2WeekHoliSLAY Workout Series here, for 20-minute workouts you can do anytime, anywhere, even in the comfort of your home!
3. Keep healthy snacks around you
When you’re prepared, it makes reaching for nutritious snacks easier. When you’re cozying up on the couch with your Christmas movies, rather than reaching for junk, have some veggies prepped to pair with hummus or Greek yogurt ranch dip! Fruits, like this broiled grapefruit, and nuts are also great choices. (I like to warm up frozen berries and eat with a little dollop of whipped cream! Not the cleanest choice, but certainly better than eating a slice of pie or two!)
4. Bring your own dishes to holiday parties
Refer back to #1—do you have your goal in mind? So when you arrive at the next Christmas party, bring something that aligns with your goals! Mashed sweet potatoes, herb-roasted veggies, even your own healthy(ish) dessert…there are so many great options! Chances are, when you bring something like this, others will be thankful, too!
5. Get some accountability!
There truly is power in numbers, and knowing your supported by such an amazing tribe is going to take you, your body, and your goals to the next level!
6. Don’t restrict yourself. Enjoy yourself!
“I’m going to skip lunch, that way I can save calories for later!”
Ummm..NO. Just…no. One HUGE mistake I often see this time of year is people restricting themselves or depriving themselves throughout the day because they’re worried about their caloric intake. So they starve themselves all day, then overeat during Christmas dinner, then feel sluggish and guilty the whole next day…sound familiar?
Listen—ONE (or even a couple!) of not-so-clean meals is not going to cause you to gain those pounds. Days and weeks of indulgence will!
When you know you have a holiday dinner coming up, do NOT skip meals. Eat your normal, small meals throughout the day, Lifestyle Nutrition-style, stay active, then enjoy your dinner, and get right back to it! There is absolutely no need to feel guilty around the holidays.
I would love to know:
What are some of your favorite fit tips for the holidays?
Drop them in the comments below, or let me know on Instagram! If you know someone who could use these tips, please pass this post or video along to them, and let’s all help one another keep healthy(ish) for the holidays!
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