Bowls stuffed with Halloween candy, tables full of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, and enough Christmas cookies to even make Santa’s tummy hurt. Yep! You guessed it. Holiday eats are upon us again! (I wasn’t readyyyy *Kevin Hart’s voice) We all know how hard it can be to resist the temptation of decadent dishes and sweets, as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, so why not get a head start on keeping your wintertime fine in tact. Here’s a few quick tips to help you keep your body in check through the holiday season.
- START NOW!! Don’t wait until after you get fat full at Thanksgiving dinner to decide it’s time to start working out. Start now. Even a simple, daily bedside routine is better than nothing.
- GET A WORKOUT BUDDY- Whether it’s a friend, a co-worker, significant other, a parent, or even your kid, having someone at your side while you sweat it out trumps going at it solo dolo any day. Also, having a partner helps ensure accountability and support. (No cheat zone!)
- RUN BABY, RUN! Fall/Winter is the perfect time for outdoor runs (in most places) Particularly in October, the weather across the nation tends to be mildly warm to mildly cool, meeting optimal temperatures for even the pickiest of people. Get out the gym and let the wind hit your face for a change while you run it out.
- WATCH YOUR MOUTH- Beware of the foods you are choosing to eat. I don’t need to tell you sweets, sodas, fried foods and bread are not waistline friendly. Save those “cheat” items for actual holiday’s when you KNOW you will have a hard time resisting. In between time, do your best to stick to fruits, veggies, and lean meats to fuel your body.
5. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, JUICE!! In my experience, when dieting and exercising don’t give me the results I’m looking for, I turn to the good ole JUICE DETOX. It never fails me. 3 days of 100% fresh fruit and vegetable juice not only helps clean out my system (*ahem, embarrassing, yet oh so real) but it also helps me loose excess bloat and fluid. Not to mention I’m getting way more fruit and veggies than I would have otherwise. Not a bad deal;)