It's pretty official...the holiday season is here! While this is such a joyous time with friends and family, it also means events and parties with all sorts of "goodies". It is not enough to simply say, "This year will be different", "I will make better choices" and/or "I will keep my workouts consistent". YOU NEED A PLAN. What are some ways that this year will be different? We all know what it feels like in the aftermath of making a bad food decision; Does guilt, lethargy and a belly-ache sound familiar? You already KNOW those feelings. Let's plan for a different aftermath this holiday season.
WHAT'S YOUR PLAN? Here are some tips in creating yours:
1. First and foremost, decide WHY you want to move through this time of year differently. Why does it matter to you? Get clear on that and you will be driven to make better decisions with reason in mind.
2. Keep good food choices in your home...and eat them! With healthy options at your fingertips, you won't choose foods that aren't as good when you are hungry.
3. Schedule your workouts and honor that time for you. Put them on a family calendar so that everyone in your world knows and supports that time for YOU.
4. Finally, give yourself some grace. If you do miss a workout or grab for that cookie, it's not the end of the world. Breathe, smile and then lace up those shoes and get moving.
PLAN to move, eat well and ultimately, feel good this holiday season!