Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love everything about it – the Christmas lights on houses, setting up the tree, the parties, christmas carols, gift wrapping… ANYTHING to do with Christmas I LOVE.
For some Christmas is thought of as the ‘party season’ & almost all of the social events this time of year are planned around food & alcohol. Work Christmas parties, family/ friend catch ups & Christmas Day! We can quite easily get carried away & leave our healthy lifestyle behind.
I often hear ‘I’ll be healthy after Christmas’ or ‘Christmas is just a blow-out week’ & I’m here to tell everyone there’s no better time than now. I want you to create a healthy lifestyle you can live every day of the year.
If you’re in the process of a lifestyle change or struggle around this time of year – this blog post is for you.
I’ve got 6 tips to keep you on track this Silly Season!
1.Eat before you go
Yes – it works! If you have an evening event have dinner before you go. Not only will you feel great & full of energy but you’ll be less tempted to splurge on unnecessary & unhealthy snacks.
2. Don’t over commit yourself
It happens! You get 3 Christmas party invites all on the same weekend. Another 2 the following week & 8 the next! Don’t over commit! Its okay to politely decline invites.
3. Keep exercising over the break
If you happen to consume a few more calories over the break you can put them to good use – train extra hard! Get into the gym or outdoors & get moving.
4. Only treat yourself to YOUR favourite holiday food
It’s so easy to over indulge. I find a great way to keep on track is pick a couple of holiday favourites that you’ll treat yourself to & steer clear of the rest.
5. Focus of the FUN
Christmas time is such a fun time! Focus on that – don’t focus on the food. It’s so important to spend quality time with family & friends. Focus the party or get together around an activity or backyard game!
6. Healthy food options
YES! Christmas lunch/ dinners can serve the most fresh & delicious foods! Fresh seafood, turkeys, salads!
I hope these 6 tips can keep you on track!
If you can’t tell – I’m excited for Christmas & keeping healthy, fit & happy over the festive season!