#MotivationMonday: Don’t Be a Health Grinch!

Happy Monday All!

With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to address lack of motivation and how to combat it! Sometimes, it’s hard to get a gym session in when family is around and doing holiday festivities. However, I usually follow these five tips to help ensure I am moving everyday and eating healthy food in addition to the occasional Christmas treat. Check them out below!

Get an early start.

Personally, I know the likelihood that I will complete a workout during the holidays increases exponentially if I get my workout done first thing in the morning. It limits the amount of time you have to talk yourself out of going to the gym, and if you want to indulge in some treats at night, you won’t worry about feeling “gross” during your workout. 

2 On Track Meals/Day.

My mom is a great cook! However, eating pie for breakfast and crackers and cheese for lunch does not make me feel 100%. Therefore, I aim to eat my same typical breakfast and lunch foods every day to limit my intake of all the Christmas goods! 

Plan it out. 

Being a planner, there is nothing more satisfying than crossing something of my to-do list. I always write in or schedule my workouts and treat them more like an appointment. It’s just an extra way to keep me accountable and prevent me from pushing my workout times back because of other holiday festivities!

Increase Intensity, Decrease Time. 

Working out is great, but spending time with your family and friends is even better, especially around the holidays! So, switch your workouts up! Rather than spending an hour or hour-and-a-half in the gym, opt for circuit training and limit rest time to keep your heart rate elevated and minimize your time spent at the gym!

Don’t dwell on imperfection. 

My most important rule: even if you don’t follow all of my above rules every single day, don’t stress! A couple off-track days won’t keep you from achieving your goals, and they will likely entail making memories! The holidays only come once a year, so enjoy them! 

It’s the 6th day of Christmas all, are you doing the 12 Days of Fitmas Challenge? It’s never to late to join!

Talk soon!

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