Maintaining a healthy routine during the holidays can be as tough as walking on nails. With all the holiday fare at parties looking and smelling amazing, how can you just not want to gobble everything in sight? It takes a lot of patience and even planning to enjoy the holidays, to maintain your healthy eating habits. Here is a Simple Guide to Enjoying the Holidays and not Kill Your Diet:
1. Exercise in the Morning
Between work, family, and the busy season, it can be hard to find a break in your schedule to exercise. Try changing your exercise routine to working out in the morning. This allows you to work out while everyone else is asleep, and start your day off on the right track.
2. Enlist a Workout Buddy (ies)
The holidays are meant to bring families together, so introduce them to your fitness lifestyle. Whether you join the gym together, or take a walk through the local park daily, you’ll enjoy exercising and spending family time all together. Try adding in a Vivofit make it a friendly competition. Who can do the most steps? That itself is joyful.
3. Stay Hydrated
Your body is unable to function when it is dehydrated. With all of the holiday mayhem, it is easy to forget to grab a bottle of water. I would recommend having it available. My go to remedy is carrying the Hydro Flask 40 oz. Wide Mouth Insulated Stainless Steel Bottles With Straw Lid with me. It keeps water cold for 24 hours, so I always have a nice beverage waiting for me when I need it.
4. Keep Moving
Sometimes your schedule really does not allow you to enjoy your normal fitness routines. When stuck in this type of situation, just keep moving. Clean the house, and don’t forget the ceiling fans and behind the couch. Run around with the children, or take the dog on an extra walk. Anything you can do to move your bones, do it! Any activity is better than none at all.
Keep in mind that the holiday season is meant to be enjoyed. Don’t spend too much time focusing on doing everything right and staying in perfect shape. Family and family traditions are most important. Make sure you enjoy them.
Staying in shape doesn’t have to be a chore. Allow fitness to work around your schedule. Have a Happy, Safe, and Healthy Holiday!