Today I wanted to give you quick reminder that the holidays are just around the corner. This is exciting but can also be stressful for many with busy schedules, events, shopping and preparation. Today is your warning. Many people decide to take a holiday from their fitness and health over the holidays. This can be dangerous. We are all for enjoying yourself and having no guilt and taking some time off with family. This does not mean you need to go to the gym everyday over the holidays but still plan to be active.

You have made it this far, give yourself a pat on the back. You most likely have been consistent 3 to 5 x per week with working out if you are reading this and eating quality foods 80% of the time. That’s amazing! You are much further ahead than the majority of the population. Know how do you make sure you do not go backwards over the holidays and lose what you have built?

Here are a few tips:

1) Build up your health savings account over the next 30 days. Do an extra workout, eat more veggies, have more green smoothies, drink more water, wherever you can bump it up a notch. This will ensure that you can deduct from your savings account without going backwards when you need to for events like Christmas party’s.

2) Focus on the small wins. We often focus on the big things. But reward yourself weekly for the small wins like working out 3 to 5 x per week, preparing your veggies weekly or just getting your water intake in. These small win’s snowball to create big results.

3) Make your workouts a priority. Your health is your priority, take thirty minutes to yourself closer to the holidays. Maintain your workout schedule as best as possible. Missing a day or two is okay. But when it becomes weeks it’s a slippery slope and it’s much harder to get back up.

4) Enjoy yourself guilt free. Enjoy dinner, deserts, alcohol, whatever it is you like. Just remember to maintain your workout schedule and get back to eating nutritious foods the next day or the next meal.

5) Focus on maintenance not improvement over the holidays. This can vary per individual. Some people will have an easier time maintaining their workout schedule and doing even more to improve over the holidays. Some may have trouble keeping up. Prepare your mind that you are working on maintaining your health and fitness over the holidays and not focusing much on getting better at this time.

I have giving you adequate heads up, now make a plan and take action! We will have something for you next week to help you stay on track!

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