The holiday season is undoubtedly one of the hardest times of the year to stay on track with our health and fitness goals. As the pumpkin spice pies, lattes and all other kinds of seasonal goodies come out, many people’s health resolutions tend to plummet. For me personally, October-December have been my weakest months for sticking with my diet and exercise routine for most of my life. Until last year.
Last year, by making some changes in my routine, I was able to break my prior cycle of going off the holiday deep end and throwing my fitness goals out the window until January.
Not only that but in a little over two months, I was able to drop 5% body fat and actually gain lean muscle. And guess what? I did it all without missing out on enjoying the classic holiday food, fun festivities of the season. I’m talking Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, the works. I indulged in and enjoyed it all. But I did it in a way that set me up for success in still reaching my nutritional goals along the way.
It was my most successful holiday season for not giving up on myself or my the health resolutions. And actually making solid, measurable progress. And without missing out on the enjoying the holiday season with friends and family. I break down how I did it and some key tips for success in this week’s Motivation Monday video that went up earlier this week on YouTube. So pull up a chair, or if you’re on the go, just hit play and listen to the video in the background!
And of course, I’d love to hear from you! Do you have any tips to add that help you stay on track over the holidays? Or maybe some strategies that you’re planning to employ this year? I’d love to hear them in the comment section below on the blog or on YouTube!
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