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Holiday Fitness

Posted Oct 16 2009 7:19am
Holidays are coming up and holiday vacations pack on the pounds. But that does not mean that you can't prepare yourself for the upcoming joyful season. You want to make sure you are confident in what you plan on doing, to make sure that you don't pack on the extra pounds and that you don't limit yourself the joys of the holiday festivities. People have this illusion that the holidays means no workouts and no worries about what you eat. You can work on it in the New Year. But why would you want to take steps back.

Holiday fitness can be fun and help keep you on top of your fitness game. Here are some holiday tips for enjoying the holiday and never having setbacks.

  1. Eat a good holiday breakfast. Substitute the eggs with the egg whites, whole wheat toast, fruit, and oatmeal. I love holiday breakfasts with my family and your family is more than happy to accommodate you. If not ask to jump in and help by creating a healthier alternative.

  2. Go sight seeing. Get out around a local "outside" attraction and even if its cold in your area, grab the camera and get the feet walking. Walking is a great aerobic exercise and think of all the great pictures you can capture along the way.

  3. Grab mom and go! I know that when I am on holiday my mother loves to work out. I do to. Grab someone in your family that loves to work out and go check out a local gym or studio, or FIT TV and get your work out in.

  4. Enjoy your holiday feast with portion control. I love food! But if there are mashed potatoes ditch the gravy, the rolls, and leave room for dessert. Yes dessert, if you are using portion control you are able to indulge just a little bit.

  5. Write it down. You are caught up in the holiday festivities. Keep track of your workouts and meals. Make yourself accountable. You have control and no one else.

  6. Last but not least make no excuses! But indulge in the holiday festivities.

Happy Holidays! Keep up the good work!

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