I know it feels like I have been throwing the “holidays” at you guys all week, but I guess that’s because I have been -lol.
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I was reading something the other day, and it was along the lines of that it is okay to gain a few extra pounds during the holidays and that’s it is perfectly fine because it’s expected.
While I firmly believe that you are beautiful at any size, I think that’s a horrible way to view your health and your own fitness journey.
That’s like studying for a test for months in advance, only to sleep through the exam. Does that makes sense? Giving up on your fitness goals during the Holidays makes everything you’ve done a complete and total waste. It’s important to look at the holidays as an opportunity to push yourself. That way, when New Years hits, you’re not starting from square one, you’re just continuing your journey.
- Keep up with your workouts. Literally make it a point to sweat everyday. Don’t blow them off just because it’s the holidays. Look at your calendar and schedule them in where they fit.
- Manage your eating habits like a checkbook. Meaning, if you know your going to go all out on Thanksgiving, make sure that morning, to get a sweat session in and to start your day with a really healthy breakfast. Check out how to stay fit on Thanksgiving, here.
- Enjoy your holiday meals but be mindful. Aim for more protein and vegetables as opposed to starchy casseroles.
- Bring healthy options to holiday parties. I promise you, people will thank you for it. There is nothing worse than going to a Holiday party and there not being one healthy option.
- Keep your eye on the prize. Remind yourself every morning why you’re doing this. Read this post again, and don’t get discouraged in the next two months because you are awesome and you are making a difference in your life. You’ve always been beautiful, but you’re becoming a healthier and stronger you.
If you guys are in a major city for Thanksgiving, I really encourage you all to sign up for the Turkey Trot. Here is the link for Houston’s. If you want to find one in your city, just google “Turkey Trot” and the name of your city and it will come up. My family and I have made this a tradition for the past five years and we absolutely love it. It’s a tradition that doesn’t require food, that is good for our minds and our bodies.
Plus, it makes that Thanksgiving Day dinner that less guilty.
Recently, I have been running a lot. Like a lot, a lot. The weather in Houston has been perfect the past few weeks (never thought I’d say that), so I have been getting outside to run every chance I get. I understand that it is getting darker earlier, so running in the afternoons may not work for you, but try going for a run or walk on the weekends. If you’re looking for new running shoes, I just bought these and I love them.
Also, be sure to check out my post on How To Stay Fit This Thanksgiving!