Staying Fit Through the Holidays
It’s that time of year again! Gravy, alcohol, and pie. If you don’t want to deal with an expanding waistline this holiday season, try out these few ideas to keep you on track.
1.Try working out in the morning. If you have lots of parties to attend or your schedule starts getting too hectic to make an evening class, try out working out in the morning! It may be hard at first, but you will feel better after.
2.Bring your water bottle with you wherever you go. It’s easy for your brain to confuse thirst with hunger – drinking more water could lessen the amount of food you consume!
3.Plan ahead. If you’re going to an event that you know will have little to no healthy food, try eating something beforehand that will keep you full or even consider bringing your own snack. You may feel silly at first but you won’t when the scale doesn’t go up!
4.Don’t go all or nothing. If you have a bad day (or week even) don’t let that be your excuse to wait until the new year to be good. The more you let your health slide the more stressed you will be!
5.Keep active. Even if you have to force your family and friends to go for a walk or hike with you, try to limit the amount of time spent sitting.
6.Find a gym buddy. If you have a hard time motivating yourself during the holidays, consider finding a likeminded friend in the gym. Make a pact to hold each other accountable. Maybe even try out your first-morning class together!
7.Can’t get to the gym as much as you’d like? Look up “Home WODs” for simple bodyweight workouts you can do right at home.
The holidays don’t have to throw you off track completely. With a little planning and forethought make this your healthiest year yet!