1) Don’t tempt yourself. Being with family is the most important thing, but go into the holiday gatherings with a plan. If you are hosting an event make the smart decision and choose healthy foods so you don’t torture yourself staring at lasagna.
2) Don’t prolong the holiday. Christmas is just one day and people use it as an excuse to “cheat” for days or even weeks. Look forward to Christmas as a cheat day, but staying on track with your program on the days surrounding it is crucial.
3) No time for the gym is not an excuse. If you find yourself struggling to make time to get to the gym with all the shopping you have to do then a good way to stay active is to literally “shop till you drop” Take an extra three laps around the mall each time you go. Don’t try and get the closest spot, park far and walk walk walk! Walking and shopping is two birds with one stone, cardio and presents.