Well I am sure you have already started with holiday office and neighbourhood parties and I am confident that your top priorities likely are – and SHOULD be – things like family, friends, giving thanks, giving back, spreading joy and good cheer …… but let’s not totally forget about your health.
Because it’s SO easy to let the meals, the gatherings, the weather, the parties, and the travel get the best of you … basically stop working out all together … eating WAY more than normal … and putting on 5 or 10 pounds before the end of the year.
So, how about we focus on keeping a reasonable number of workouts going, watching the diet, and keeping our activity levels up – so that we don’t gain a pound, and maybe even LOSE a few this Holiday season?
Guideline 1 = Keep your diet in check
You CAN enjoy – but keep it in moderation, so that it fits with the overall plan.
Guideline 2 = Log your food, using an app or just write it down.
This alone – just keeping track – will really help you to not stray too far off target.
Guideline 3 = Drink at least 64 oz or 8 cups of water per day
This will keep you hydrated and your body working and feeling great.
Guideline 4 = Exercise for at least 30 minutes, 5 days per week
If you can keep this baseline of activity going, you can really help with keeping the pounds off over the Holidays.
Guideline 5 = before you leave the house each day, do a 5 minute stretch sequence
This can really help to get your body moving and get you feeling great and ready to move all day.
Guideline 6 = sleep 6-8 hours per night
If you make this a priority, you’ll have energy to do everything you want to do, and also have time and energy for your fitness program.
6 easy steps to keep you on top of your game this holiday season or any time of year really so you keep taking steps forward and not back.
If you are looking for a program to get you back on track, to keep you accountable and make you successful at reaching your health goals for 2019 then be sure to check out my 6 week Get Fit Challenge starting Jan 21st. Registration is open now for the program where clients lost an average of 10lbs and 8" in the last round of the program gaining better eating and training habits and routines along the way that will last a lifetime!