It is that time of year, Christmas!  This is a wonderful time of year. I for one, really enjoy Christmas.  It is a great time to fellowship with friends, families, and co-workers.  It is also the time of year for sweets, office parties, and family meals.  These events are a great time to connect with friends and loved ones.  They can also present a challenge to a person trying to stick to their workout and diet routines.  We have all been there!  Here are a few tips to help you stay successful through the remainder of this Holiday season.

5 Tips to Get Through the Holiday Seasons

  1. Give yourself a little break- You have worked really hard this year.  If you find yourself at a party and you want to have a little treat, go for it!  The best part about enjoying a treat, is being able to enjoy it guilt free.  Do this by having an appropriate serving size of your favorite Holiday treat, just stay away from sampling them all………
  2. Take an evening walk- In addition to burning extra calories in a non-strenuous way, taking a walk is a great way to slow down from the holiday bustle.  It is a great time to pray, enjoy some fresh air, and a great way to burn off a few extra calories.
  3. Get your protein in- During the holidays, we often consume a lot of CARBS! Remember to get that protein in to0. Try supplementing with a protein powder.  It can go a long way to help you stay feeling full and help prevent the dreaded BINGE!
  4. Drink Water- All of these parties often have alcohol, and yes, this can dehydrate you.  In addition to alcohol, the weather is chilly! There is nothing better on a cold winter day than a warm, delicious cup of your favorite coffee.  Remember to drink that water!  It will also help you better!
  5. Stay active- Getting to the gym can help relieve stress and help from increased weight gain over the Holidays.  This is a busy time of year, take some time for you and your health too.  In addition to the parties, dinners, and outings, make some time for the gym.  It will leave you feeling great and ready for the next event.

Try these tips out on a daily basis to get through the Holiday hustle!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!