During the holidays, it’s tempting to throw your workouts to the side (and the healthy eating too) with the promise to start again in the New Year.
You may be travelling more, attending more food-oriented gatherings, drinking more and frantically shopping so it can make it tough to keep up with your physical activity.
It’s an incredibly busy time of year so it’s easy to make the excuses to put off exercising. Instead of stopping all together, shift into maintenance mode.
You have worked so hard to gain the positive benefits such as more energy, better sleeps, weight loss or maintenance, and overall better health that it’s a shame to throw that to the side (exercise also keeps us better on track for healthy eating!!), instead use these tips as exercise is a valuable tool to get you through the challenges of the holiday season.
Holiday Weight Gain
The holidays are high risk time for packing on the pounds. A nibble here and a sip there can really add up over the upcoming weeks.
Exercise burns calories and maintains your muscle mass so schedule in your workouts for the month of December now. It’s also a great way to carve out some time for yourself.
Plus when you work out you make better choices when it comes to eating.
With parking lots full, choose a spot far away from the store and take the opportunity to get some extra steps into your day with some fresh air!
What you schedule you will do. As someone once said, “Show me your day timer and it will tell all.”
So much to do. Feeling OVERWHEMLED.
Exercise promotes the release of hormones that improve mood and reduce feelings of anxiety.
Schedule some yoga, Pilates, stretching, rolling, meditation and breathing into your December.
When you feel the panic and overwhelm brewing, connect with your breath and practice present moment awareness. We only have this moment!!
The shorter days make you want to cover up with a blanket by the fire or in front of the TV with some simple carb munchies! The shorter colder days can also lead to varying degrees of seasonal depression.
Exercise can reduce symptoms of depression and elevate mood. Adding a daylight walk allows you to soak in some Vitamin D and boost your happiness levels. It’s also a great way to clear your head and relieve stress.
The holidays can throw off your routine. Typically that means our food quality decreases, intake increases, exercise dwindles and then you are not sleeping properly, your energy levels start to decline and your waistbands get tight!
Exercise is the catalyst to keep you on schedule. You will eat better, sleep better, have more energy and be centered each day.
Be proactive and schedule your activities into your month now. Here are some amazing classes for you to choose from.
Excuses are excuses. You will do what is important to you.
Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades and has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Reboot 28 day program, 10 Day Body Reset Detox, 30 Days to a New You, Holistic Weight Management System and many more on-line programs. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.moveyourbody.ca
Tanya has created FREE Healthy Living Challenges because even though we know all this “healthy stuff” it’s good to be reminded to keep it in our awareness. Tanya created the Busy Mama Healthy Mama Facebook page so that like-minded mama’s could get great healthy information and recipes in a fun and light-hearted way.
Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending, the 21 Laws of Irrefutable Fat Loss, How to Get Rid of Cellulite and more. Her blog, www.tanyamorrison.ca has lots of great articles to help you navigate your way to the healthy life you want, tons of recipes and great tips!
Tanya presents High Performance Nutrition for Kids and Teens, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, hosts Raw Smoothie Parties and many more presentations. Please contact her to set up your presentation.
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