Staying on Top of Your Fitness During the Holiday Season
The holiday season is fast approaching. It’s a time filled with happiness, family, loved ones, and delicious treats. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year, or some other holiday, many people like to celebrate with yummy meals and alcohol. Most of the holidays bring positive experiences, but one thing that it doesn’t help is your fitness.
With all the food and alcohol that you consume during the holidays, it is hard to keep your waistline from growing. It is okay to take a step back and relax, but it can be challenging to stay on track during the holidays.
Here are a few tips and tricks to keep you on track during the holiday season.
Planning what your workouts and meals are going to be can help you maintain your level of fitness. It is an excellent way to feel more confident about your health during the holidays, even with all the food and relaxation you may be enjoying.
Schedule your workouts for before and after the holidays. Doing a workout the morning of a holiday can also help you feel more confident in yourself and may help you enjoy yourself when you choose to relax and enjoy the good food.
Another important thing to plan for is alcohol. It is easy to let loose and to drink all night with friends, but planning how many drinks you will have will help you stay on track. You can still enjoy a few drinks at a party, but limit your intake to a certain number of drinks.
Hold Yourself Accountable
Having a schedule for the holidays will help you stay on track, but make sure you stick to it and hold yourself accountable. It’s okay to have plans change or to miss a day of working out but make sure to get back on track and reschedule when things go astray.
Write Down Your Goals
Goals are a great way to keep track of your progress and to motivate yourself when you don’t feel like getting out of bed. Write down your goals somewhere and put them somewhere that is easy to see. This way, you will be constantly reminded of what you want to achieve, and you will be more driven to work toward your goals.
Let Go of Regrets
When people fail to reach a goal or do not stick to their meal or workout plan, they often beat themselves up about it. Often, when a person eats something that is not a part of their diet, they will consider the whole day wasted and eat whatever they want for the rest of the day.
Eating one thing against your diet or skipping a workout is usually not that bad and should not be detrimental to your plan, so put aside the guilt and try to stick to your plan for the rest of the day.
Many people cheat with their diets and workouts during the holiday, so don’t feel bad if you have an off-day. Let yourself enjoy the holiday while still staying relatively on track.
Eat Before an Event
A lot of people make the mistake of going to an event with an empty stomach. When you are hungry, it is really difficult to control what you eat, and it is very easy to eat whatever is placed in front of you. An easy way to avoid this is to eat a little before the event. You can also drink a glass of water before so your stomach is fuller.
Eating before the event will make it much easier for you to resist the foods that are not on your diet and to control how much you eat that is not on your food plan.
Bring a Healthy Meal to Share
Many people will ask you to bring a dish to Thanksgiving dinner or a Christmas celebration. A good way to ensure that there is something healthy for you at the event is to bring a healthy meal yourself. Most people will bring unhealthy treats to the event, so bringing your own healthy alternative will make it easier to avoid unhealthy meals. When others are sick of the unhealthy options, they will thank you for your healthy choice.
The holiday season is a fun-filled time. It should be a happy occasion where you can relax and enjoy yourself. If you want to stay on track with your health and fitness this year, make sure to follow these tips so you can have fun while maintaining your health.
If you are in the Seattle area and are interested in receiving a structured workout program that is specifically designed for you this holiday season, consider visiting Demco Fitness.
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