The holidays are right around the corner, and we are beginning to approach “the most wonderful time of the year”!! However, it also tends to be the most stressful time of the year for a lot of people. Especially for those who are trying to follow a diet or continue to meet their fitness goals.
How do you avoid falling off the wagon while trying to keep up with all the holiday obligations and big family meals? In this blog, we will discuss a few ways to keep up with your wellness goals this season!
The key thing to remember is that consistency is everything. Sure, you might have to compromise your diet plan and exercise routine a bit during the holidays due to all the festivities. Luckily, there are several small things you can do to keep yourself feeling balanced, energized, and on track with your goals this winter!
First, try to set aside a bit of time each day to go on a walk throughout the holiday season. This might mean waking up early before the rest of your family is awake, or convincing your family to join you on a walk. Something as simple as this can have a huge impact on maximizing your energy levels and minimizing holiday stressors.
Second, the week leading up to the holidays is a good time to focus on eating clean and healthy foods. While with family, counting calories will likely be out of the question, so try to eat a bit healthier by prioritizing your fruits and veggies and avoiding greasy take out for the few days leading up to the holiday. This can help you feel free of guilt as you indulge in all the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie your heart desires on the big day!
Third, consider grabbing an accountability partner who is going to help you stick to your goals. Maybe it’s a spouse, a friend, or a family member who can join you on your walks and keep encouraging you on your path to fitness. Having someone supporting you with your goals is one of the best ways to keep your priorities straight!