This holiday season, there’s no doubt that there will be tons of feasting and cozy weather vibes laying around the house. From delicious homemade meals, towers of sweet desserts, and sparkling toasting till the next year, it’s normal to put on a bit of weight from the many family gatherings and celebrations.
But looking to stay on track this holiday season? That shouldn’t be a problem either!
Check out of five top tips to stay accountable to your goals this holiday season:
1. Stick to your workout routine
If you currently have a normal workout schedule, stick to it! Just because it’s the holidays, doesn’t mean you have to put the gym on hold. If you don’t have any current workout routine, make one according to your schedule. We always recommend morning workouts as they are the best way to start your day and you don’t have to worry about getting it in later.
2. Plan around your cheat meals
Know when your cheat meals are going to be and plan around them! For instance, if you know you’ll be feasting your heart out on Thanksgiving, don’t plan a big breakfast or lunch. If you know you’ll be having a big dinner celebration, plan your workout that morning or beforehand to hold yourself accountable. Don’t forget to stay hydrated throughout the day!
3. Stay active outdoors
We know that the gym isn’t a place for everyone, and sometimes it can get boring in a routine. Switch it up this holiday season with the outdoors! Whether if it’s taking a morning hike at your favorite trail or planning a ski trip with your family members, it’s always a great time to make fun memories with your loved ones while burning a few calories.
4. Watch your portions
Just like life itself, nutrition is all about balance. If you know you’re prone to grabbing seconds or over-eating, limit yourself to one plate this holiday season, as well as watching the portions you grab especially if your parties are buffet-style. It can be very easy to over-indulge, so be mindful at gatherings and celebrations!
5. Find a workout buddy
Two is always better than one when it comes to working out! Find yourself a workout buddy to keep each other motivated. Plus, it’s always a great time to share a workout with a loved one. If you’re traveling out of state this holiday season, feel free to ask one of your friends or family members if they want to tag along with you!
All in all, the holiday season is all about sharing this time with your loved one— so enjoy your time and every bite! Remember to be kind to yourself and it’s all about balance when it comes to our health. Happy feasting!