Your Holiday "Survival" Guide
I deliberately put "Survival" in quotes because you're NOT supposed to try and "survive" the holidays, you're supposed to ENJOY these times as it only comes around once a year.
But I get it, you're worried that you'll gain a lot of weight and lose all that hard earned "gains" from the gym. Trust me, it's not going to happen that quickly, so no need to stress too much over this.
With that said, here are 5 tips/reminders that can really help through the holidays:
1. Get in a Workout – Get back to your regular workouts asap. If you can't make it to TFT, choose a workout from our Youtube Channel or, go for a brisk walk/run…..anything that gets you moving and the heart pumping a little will do wonders for your body and mind.
2. Drink Up – Water, that is! LOL Get in at least half your bodyweight in ounces of water (add 10-20 more ounces if working out/sweating that day). So for example, if you weigh 150 pds, you’ll need to drink 75 ounces of water per day. Track your water intake, you’d be surprised at how little water you drink during the day.
Forget all those so-called “detoxes” or diet pills out there. Water is your ultimate detox as it flushes the toxins from your body. A lot of the extra weight is water retention/bloating from the salt, sugar, and processed stuff you ate over the weekend and will come right off in a couple days.
3. Plan/Cook Your Meals – Hopefully you’ve eaten all the leftovers from your feast, so now it’s time to get back to planning and cooking your meals 3-4 days in advance.
There’s a million easy, healthy, and tasty recipes out there just a Google search away. And now with Instacart and/or Amazon Fresh you don't even have to leave your house to get the groceries!
Let us know if you need any recipe ideas as Eric and I can help you out with that.
4. Stress Less - Again, the holidays are a time to enjoy yourself with your family and friends, not worrying over gaining a few pounds.....it WILL come off pretty quick if you follow the 3 tips above.
What you do between Christmas and Thanksgiving will have more of an impact on your weight loss/gain than what you do between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
5. Keep It CONSISTENT - To wrap everything up, consistency is the key to staying healthy and fit and to have success in just about everything!!
Remember, it's what you do MOST of the time rather than occasionally that has the greatest effect on whatever you want to accomplish.
So relax, apply these tips as best you can, and enjoy the holidays with your family/friends guilt and stress free!!