…about your fitness goals?
Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean your fitness goals no longer
matter. If you lose sight of your fat loss goals entirely this month, you’ll
have a seriously rude awakening come January 1.
I have a better idea for you…let’s keep you focused on your fitness goals
while making room for some fun this holiday season. This means that you’ll
need to learn how to indulge with control. While that may sound like an
oxymoron, it IS possible to let loose and enjoy without throwing away the
results you’ve worked so hard for. Here’s how to stay fit this holiday
Holiday Fitness Tip #1: It’s All About Moderation
Don’t try to deprive yourself of all the foods you love. This is
unrealistic. Instead, be smart about what you choose to eat. Enjoy your very
favorite flavors of the season but in moderation. Trim calories where you
can by only eating those rich foods that you really enjoy.
Also, be sure to limit the number of alcoholic beverages you drink. These
drinks are typically filled with tons of sugary calories. Try alternating an
alcoholic drink with a non-alcoholic drink like sparkling water.
Holiday Fitness Tip #2: Fiber is Your Friend
Here’s a simple tip that most people overlook when loading up their plates
at holiday gatherings…fill up on fiber first. You see if you are eating a
plate that’s mostly fibrous vegetables and greens, leaving only a moderate
amount of room for dishes full of fats and carbs. Your net calorie intake
for the meal will be dramatically lower than if you had eaten more of the
carb and fat dishes.
While this tip is super effective during the holidays, it’s also a technique
that you can carry with you throughout the rest of the year to stay lean
while still indulging in what you love. The key is to eat less of the rich,
fattening foods and more of the lower-calorie, high-fiber foods.
Holiday Fitness Tip #3: Exercise is a MUST
Many people let their workouts go to the wayside during the busy holiday
weeks. However, I am here to tell you how important it is that you keep your
workouts a priority. I know it’s harder to get into the gym when it’s cold
outside and when you’re tired from getting ready for the holidays, but
lacing up your shoes, sweating, and getting the endorphins flowing greatly
impact your overall fitness.
Not only are you burning calories and stoking your metabolism, but by
exercising every day you are keeping fitness at the forefront of your mind.
It may sound like a small thing, but getting into the gym forces you to
remember your fitness goals, and this small act will help you make better
decisions throughout the rest of your day.
All of these small efforts add up, my friend, and you can do them all
without sacrificing the season's fun or flavors. You can do this!
I am passionate about seeing my clients achieve and maintain those results
throughout the holiday season. Call or email today to get started on my best