Staying Fit over the Holidays

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I’ll be honest with you guys, ok? Really, really honest. I would be eating my weight in gold right now if I didn’t have two upcoming fitness shoots and a bunch of matches over the next week. Having to wear spandex on the regular does something to you...it scares you straight! LOL. My favorite thing about the holidays is pretty much the food. From Thanksgiving all the way to New Years is a free for all for many of us. And it’s where many of us get set back. Come Jan 2, we step on the scale of doom and face our fate. But we knew it wasn’t going to be good, since we started noticing a little extra booty jiggle right around Christmas Eve, and not the cute kind 😳.

 

So how do we not fall into those ways? Today I’m sharing things I personally do, and use, to help keep myself from falling completely off the health wagon over the holidays.  

 

I try to have a goal in mind to look forward to. That can be a weekly cheat meal, or perhaps an upcoming trip that you want to let loose a bit on! When you know you’re working toward a goal, you’re less likely to have little “cheats” along the way. Or big ones!  

 

Have an accountability buddy, that will legit smack your hand away from the cupcakes at the Christmas party. Seriously! My husband and I are accountable to each other since our end goals are usually similar.  You cannot be sensitive when your accountability buddy actually holds you accountable though!   It’s not fair to ask someone to help you stay on track, and then cut their head off the moment they do! Truly it’s in our best interest and meant with love. Remember that before you start turning green, Bruce Banner. 

 

Next, I keep healthy food in abundance in the house. I like prepped meals, so I always keep my favorites on hand. Aside from that, low calorie protein shakes and bars are always in my house as well as a few healthy snacks. Fruits and veggies are always a good idea too! I like to snack, so having something I can reach for when I start starving, that’s not a cookie, is always a good idea!  

 

Finally, find out what kind of exercise regime you can get excited about, get on board with it, and stay with it! No matter what! I have one rest day a week. And honestly, I feel weird taking a rest day. That’s how into my workouts I am. I’ve figured out a routine that keeps me excited and challenged and it really goes a long way! Once a workout becomes boring or monotonous, it’s time for a change! I recommend checking out some fitness trainers on instagram! I get a LOT of inspiration from popular IG accounts, and I’ve even downloaded apps and work outs from these trainers! Not a bad way to switch things up and keep your body guessing and challenged! 

 

If all all else fails, wear more spandex 😂 Trust me, it’ll scare you right away from that dessert table! As usual, you can shop the looks above right here! Buying new fitness clothing is also another great way to feel excited about your workouts! It’s true! So get to shopping!