It is officially December, which means the holiday season is upon us. Along with the holiday cheer comes hectic schedules, holiday parties, and endless amounts of food. We often find clients putting their workouts and fitness goals on pause during this time, hoping to “pick it back up in the new year.” This year we challenge you to approach December a little differently. Don’t wait until January to set new resolutions; instead, set some December goals that will help you end 2015 with a bang. This will involve some planning, time management, and will power but we believe in you! Utilize the next 4 weeks to not only spend time with friends and family, but to continue to achieve your goals towards a healthier and happier you.
For the next 4 weeks:
1) Map out your week on Saturday. Write down all of your appointments, parties, meetings, and obligations. Now schedule yourself 3-5 appointments with yourself for your workouts. Put them down on paper and commit the time to you!
2) Prep your meals on Sunday. Go grocery shopping, plan your meals, and prep food to ensure you have healthy meals all week long. It will be much easier to walk by those lunch room treats if you have healthier options already waiting for you.
3) Have an emergency workout. This workout is 10-20 minutes, requires zero equipment, and can be done anywhere. This is going to be your go to workout for when something unexpected comes up, the weather gets bad, or you just need a quick stress release. Check back soon!
4) Hydrate! We say it over and over again but water is very important. Water is an essential component to every cell in the body. It is also important because dehydration can also be mistaken as hunger, which can lead to overeating. As the temperatures continue to drop, we lose our external cues to drink up. Set hydration goals throughout the day and check in with yourself.
5) Write down 3 goals for yourself for the next 4 weeks. Whether it is to try a new recipe every week, fit into a NYE outfit, or challenging yourself to new exercises, NOW is the time!
Feel free to share your favorite tips to staying accountable through the holiday season!
By: Pam Geisel