How to get through the holiday's guilt free
Updated: Dec 23, 2020
It's hard enough to eat right and exercise regularly anyway and then we add the holidays, friends, family, a load of delicious food and alcohol to the mix. Not a recipe for fitness success - many of us find exercise and eating well becomes less of a priority as we get side-tracked by family, friends, and trips away from home.
It's important to relax and you deserve to enjoy your time off, but this doesn't mean you have to give up on healthy habits altogether. There are plenty of ways to stay on top of your game and keep it fun.
HERE’S HOW WE DO IT
Tip 1 – don’t be a slave to hosting friends and family. Make sure you do one thing each day for you. Whether that’s a morning walk, run, SUP or something. A good trick is to make sure you do this first thing in the morning – perhaps before the rest of your holiday crew are up.
Tip 2 – If you’re in charge of catering make sure there are healthy options. Friends and family will likely arrive with armfuls of chips, dip and treats. Make sure platters have cucumber and carrots as well as chips and crackers. Try making your own dip (stay tuned for some recipes) to avoid sugary and oily supermarket mixes.
Tip 3 – Get the family involved. If you are struggling to entertain the family for days on end why not suggest a walk, hike or bike? There are heaps of easy walking tracks, cycle trails right on our doorstep. If you can get out with your friends and family to be active they will thank you for it - but most importantly you will thank yourself!
WILL YOU GIVE IT A GO?
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