The holiday season is officially here. This is the time of year when it's too easy to say, "It's not the right time to start getting fit...too much temptation." So we wait until the New Year...make our half-ass resolutions...say this year will be "different"....only to fall back into our old bad habits two weeks in. Sound familiar? It's okay if it does. I used to do this too.
That's why the perfect time to start is right now!!!! Get FIT for the holidays! It doesn't mean you can't enjoy Thanksgiving dinner or some treats this holiday season....it just means you don't give yourself a free pass to overeat and stop moving your body! I happen to love Thanksgiving dinner. I plan to enjoy all my favorites....just in moderation. I don't believe in deprivation, because that leads to trouble...you just want what you gave up more. Think moderation instead.Plan some exercise into your day to keep your body feeling healthy...not heavy.
If you start now, you'll get a jump start and not want to overeat and veg out this holiday season. You will feel more energy, less guilt, and by the time the New Year rolls around....you'll have healthy habits underway that will help to KEEP GOING!
Choose something now...a healthy habit, before the holidays. Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas....
- Take a brisk walk/hike every day (a great thing to do solo...with your dog...or with a spouse/friend)
- Start the 7 Minute Workout Challenge (everyone has 7 minutes, so no excuses here)
- Sign up for a fitness class (yoga, pilates, or circuit training...read about the gym I go to here)
- Start a workout DVD program at home (read about one of my favorites here)
Still not sure about how to get through this holiday season without putting on those unwanted pounds? Try a 30-Day Discipline. It's the perfect time. You will feel so much better after the holidays. New Year's goals will come easier if you START NOW! That's the thing about discipline...it's not meant to be easy. It's meant to make you better.
Like I said, enjoy the holiday season! Just learn to enjoy it in a new positive way! Get moving! Eat healthy, real food. Enjoy your favorites...but in moderation! Be grateful. Be generous. Forgive. Holidays can be a stressful time...if it usually is for you, make this year different! It starts with you! Have a HEALTHY holiday season! You can do this!