5 Tips to Focus on Health During the Holidays

Posted in Health, Lifestyle
on December 4, 2017

For the last week, I’ve really trying to get back on track with eating healthy and working out more. Now that the craziness at work has died down a little, and Josh and I are settled in our home, I can get back to focusing on the holidays and my health.

Although this time of year isn’t associated with health, and wellness—I think it’s the best time to being focusing on that if it will ultimately be your goal for the new year. Instead of binge-eating all the desserts and alcoholic beverages, why not start now? Don’t waste the next month planning for a healthier year if you’re going to excuse the next month to bad habits. Here are five tips to focus on health during the holidays.

1| Don’t use the holidays as an excuse

The holidays shouldn’t be an excuse to eat everything in sight for the next month while not committing to any form of exercise in the process. If you’re truly striving to life a healthier lifestyle, you will know not to use the time of year as  an excuse to not work out, eat poorly, and ultimately not take care of yourself.

2| What are your goals?

Are you training for a 10k? Wanting to lose four inches on your body by summer? Whatever your goals are, make sure you are writing them down and sticking to them. Without a goal in mind, it  will be easier for you to fall off track, especially during this time of year. With an end goal in mind, you will consistently have something to work toward.

3| Stay balanced 

No one is telling you that you can’t east any of the delicious, wonderful food during the holidays. You should definitely be treating yourself to a slice of pie, or Christmas potatoes without any guilt. Depriving yourself of the food you love is actually worse for you in the long run. Feed your body what it wants, but simply be mindful of portions when you’re eating. Take your time when eating so your body knows when its full—and you’ll be good!

4| Don’t be hard on yourself

You drank six cocktails at the holiday party and demolished a tray of appetizers with your best friend. It’s okay. Don’t be hard on yourself if you do slip up over a weekend or at a party. You’re allowed to indulge. The problem is when you say, “Well, I already messed up, so why get on track?” Instead, to a simple workout like yoga or Pilates and make a healthy recipe the day after to get your body back on track.

5| Make the time

Instead of spending an hour watching Vlogmas, you can get an hour workout in. Better yet, why not workout anytime you decide to watch YouTube, or a holiday movie? It’s an easy way to make your workout a little less daunting if it’s not your favorite thing to do. Plus, you’ll be doing something productive while you’re doing something you also enjoy. It’s a win-win for you and your health!

How do you focus on health during the holidays? What are some of your tips to stay on track during a time of delicious food and drinks? Make sure to share in the comments below!

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  • Shelby Stover

    Staying balanced and still enjoying enjoying yourself is key!

    • I completely agree! Without balance, it’s hard to stay consistent.

  • Great tips! I think they key is always to focus on balance. It’s easy to want to eat all the things at christmas parties but learning when to only eat one dessert instead of 15 is so important. Plus staying active in the wintertime is crucial!

    • Yes! I’m not going to lie, I was HORRIBLE with staying on top of workouts in December, but I did very well with not over-eating and straying away from healthy, whole foods.

  • Balance and cutting out the holidays as an excuse are two I need to remember, haha. Especially the excuses. 😉

    • YES! Balance is so important. And don’t worry, girl–I had a few excuses myself with working out. We all have been there!

  • I like to hold myself accountable for working out during the holidays that way I don’t feel too guilty if I have a glass of champagne or an indulgent dessert. It’s all about balance for sure!

    • Yes! And that’s what we tend to forget is balance. You can treat yourself and STILL be healthy!

  • Love all these tips! Balance is definitely super important but I feel like not making excuses is huge!!

    • Thanks so much, Michelle! And yes, I have definitely made some excuses, but I did always get back on track.

  • Laura 🌸🌿

    Love these tips especially staying balanced ! 🙂


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