Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Stay on Track this Holiday Season

December is always a month loaded up with traveling for myself and my family. It is so easy to let the hustle bustle of the holiday season stray you from your daily routine. But don't let the Holiday Season be an excuse to put yourself on the back burner! With careful planning and preparation, you can survive any flight, road, trip, or vacation with ease.

Here are my top tips for Staying on Track this Holiday Season.

1. Get Your Workout in Daily

I know it's easier said than done, trust me --- especially if you're traveling and you have to change up your routine. If you're staying in a hotel, utilize the hotel's fitness room. Take your music and get a GREAT workout in. You can also take your workout DVDs with you. If you don't have access to equipment, T-25 or PiYo might be great options, since equipment is minimal. I like to get my workout in first thing in the morning!

2. Drink that Shakeology

One of the best parts about Shakeology is that it can be taken with you on your trips. You can get packets and pack them in your suitcase. For me, I always pack the packets (with a  few extras!), some PB2, and my shaker cup. Shakeology can be easily mixed with water, so it's the perfect quick breakfast or snack during your busy days. And the Shakeology may just quench that sweet tooth fix you need when Grandma brings out the Christmas cookies!

3. Be Mindful of Your Diet

It is the holiday, and it is 100% ok to indulge a bit on a few of your favorite holiday dishes. BUT don't overdo it! Remember, you worked HARD for where you are now. Don't let one week undo an entire month's worth of work. Remember your portion sizes. Eat your veggies. Pass on the glass of wine every night.

4. Drink Your Water
Drinking your daily water intake will help you significantly! You should be drinking about half your body weight in ounces every single day. So if you weight 150 pounds, then you should be drinking about 75 ounces of water daily. Make sure you have a water bottle in your purse and refill it often. If you feel hungry in between your meals --- you may just be thirsty. Bottoms up to your water!

5. Pack Healthy Snacks

When we travel, we are often gone all day. Make sure you still pack your healthy snacks for in the car, around the zoo, for ice skating, etc. Some healthy snack ideas are almonds, apples, cheese sticks, carrots, yogurt, etc. If you take the time to plan ahead, you are more likely to pick up your healthy option instead of hitting the drive through.

The Holidays are a time to enjoy your Friends, Family, and all the joy that being together brings. BUT don't let the craziness ruin your diet and lifestyle. Keep yourself accountable and make the smart choices!

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