The holidays are the hardest times to stick with your meal plan and workout routine, but it doesn’t have to be. Each time you think about skipping a workout or cuddling up on the couch with a bag of chips, try these three things:
1. Commit to 10
When you aren’t in the mood to workout, commit to at least doing 10 minutes of your workout. If you feel like continuing after those first 10 minutes, keep going!
2. Water Down or Eat Half
When you feel like having an unhealthy snack/food between meals, have a glass of water first. If after your water, you still want the snack afterwards, only eat half of what you were going to eat. And remember…don’t stress about it later.
3. Remember, It’s a Lifestyle
Even if you fall off the fitness wagon during the next few weeks of the holiday season, don’t worry. This is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. There will always be times when you have a cheat meal or two, or three or ten, but if you keep you goals in mind and keep moving and keep pushing through most of your temptation, you will be just fine. You will find that your “need” to cheat will decrease the closer you get to reaching your goals.
Ladies, the holidays shouldn’t be stressful. Your meals and your workouts should not control your daily life. Enjoy your family, friends and holiday cheer. Your healthy meals and workouts will be waiting for you once the last of the leftovers are all gone.