You’ve been eating healthy meals, following the advice of your nutrition coach, and working out several times a week. Crushing your health and fitness goals is within your reach! Then … the holiday season arrives. How will you stay on track during the holidays so you don’t lose forward progress? We’re glad you asked!
First, it’s important to remember that the holiday season is a relatively short amount of time. With the right planning and a few helpful tips, it’s absolutely possible to make it through to the new year without destroying all the progress you’ve made thus far.
Stay on Track Through the Holidays with These Helpful Tips!
1: Get Enough Sleep
The holidays are stressful enough – you don’t need to add lack of sleep to the mix. Do your mind and body a favor by getting enough sleep each night. When you do, you’ll be better equipped to stay on track with your health and fitness goals. Plus, you might just find you have more energy and you can be more productive throughout the day!
2: Prioritize Your Fitness
There’s no shortage of things to do or places to go during the holiday season. Between holiday parties, school functions, and work commitments, your schedule is probably more packed than usual.
Stay committed to your fitness goals by choosing what fitness related activity you will do each day no … matter …. what. It could be as simple as taking a 15 minute walk. Or, it might be a daily check-in with your personal trainer. Either way, this is non-negotiable and you should commit to doing it regardless of whether or not everything else gets done in a day.
3: Revisit Your Why
The journey toward achieving your health and fitness goals is no small feat. It requires hard work, determination, discipline and motivation. You need to have a compelling reason for what you’re doing or it’ll be too easy to quit when the going gets rough.
Take the time to dig deep and remember why getting fit and staying healthy is so important to you. When you do, that extra serving of holiday chocolates might just lose its charm all on its own!
4: Focus on Healthy Eating Habits Most of the Time
Trying to be too perfect all of the time, especially during the holiday eating season, can be very stressful. And, it often leads to achieving results that may be desirable but simply aren’t sustainable.
Instead, focus on your nutrition goals most of the time. But, don’t beat yourself up if you’d like to enjoy a night out at your company’s Christmas party. It’s okay to indulge in some treats as long as you are committed to following your nutrition plan the majority of the time.
Here’s a bonus tip: If you’re headed to a holiday party, eat a healthy meal before you go. You’ll be less hungry and less tempted to overindulge on less-than-healthy food.
5: Stay on Track with a Group Fitness Class
Everyone needs a little encouragement now and then, and the holiday season is the perfect time to get the support you need. Stay on track with your fitness goals by signing up for group fitness classes and instruction. You’ll have the accountability you need, enjoy a fun filled atmosphere with like minded individuals, and be inspired by the accomplishments of others.
Need a Little Extra Help to Stay on Track This Holiday Season?
Surviving and thriving this holiday season is a choice YOU get to make, but we’re here for you every step of the way. With our online training, group fitness classes, personal training, and private nutrition coaching, we’re sure to have a fitness or nutrition program to help you stay on track through the holidays and all year long.
Simply contact us today to explore your options or to get started!