When the holiday season arrives, we sometimes find our discipline and Healthy Habits slip as we are tempted with that extra serving or a holiday party. Some of us may even consider waiting until “resolution season” in the New Year to get back on track if we’ve made an unhealthy decision.
Why wait until January 1st? Continuing on Plan and implementing Healthy Habits now will build a solid foundation for achieving your goals in the New Year. Here are some tips for making healthy choices through the holiday season:
- Have a plan of action. When a challenge arises, have a game plan for how you will succeed. When faced with a decision between a healthy or unhealthy choice, remember that making the healthier decision will give you a greater reward in the long run.
- Fuel yourself before events. Have a small meal or Fueling at home before you go to the party to avoid picking at the buffet table or overindulging. Remember to also keep your water bottle with you at all times.
- Focus on friends and family. Let your loved ones be the focus, not food. Try planning an active seasonal activity such as ice skating or skiing instead of a sit-down dinner to get everyone moving.
- Enjoy yourself. Use this time to focus on yourself by getting some extra sleep, trying a new exercise, or taking some extra meditation time. Health is not just about looking your best, it’s also about feeling your best. Taking care of your wellbeing is the catalyst for making other essential healthy changes.
Don’t wait for a specific calendar date to embrace or resume a healthy lifestyle. Start implementing these healthy habits now and become a happier and healthier you. Instead of starting on the New Year, you’ll already be tracking toward your goals.
Ask Katie or I about other ideas you can use to surf through the holiday season temptations!