Temptations are all around us during the holidays. For one, our brains will tell us that we can eat more fatty foods because we can hide out forming tummy's underneath a baggy sweater and a thick pair of tummy tucking jeans. However, if you go with that idea for too long, by the time spring comes around you would have put on so much weight that you will not want to get rid of the baggy sweaters or the warm baggy sweat pants. And believe me, it's much harder taking off that holiday weight than it was putting it on.
The best trick I have learned over the years is to put on a bikini
every week and see how my body looks. If I am okay with how things look,
then good. If not, it's a clear harsh reminder of what I should not be
doing, and that is usually giving in to all of the tempting delights.
Another way to stay fit during the holidays is to keep up with your
exercise routine. Although some of you may laugh at my Wii Fit routine,
believe it or not, the simple 20 minutes every 2 days actually does my
body a world of good.
For one, my body stays toned, and the workouts are not that demanding.
Another tip is to steer clear of all of the holidays pies, cakes,
candy and so on. This does not mean you have to starve yourself, but it
does mean that you should avoid the more 'naughty foods'. If you cannot
avoid them entirely than my best advice would be to only eat a very
small amount. You can have cake, you can have pie, but just make sure
you are not indulging in it, and make sure that when you do sneak a
piece that you don't sneak too often.
Go ahead and cheat during family events, but when offered to take home leftovers, skip out.
During winter months we tend to tire down like hibernating bears.
Although sleeping in on cold snowy days is a heck of a nice way to spend
a day, do make sure you stay active. Instead of hiring someone to
shovel snow out of your driveway, do it yourself. It's good exercise,
and keeps your body in check.
Getting outside to stay active may be too difficult t do on cold days,
but if you stay active it is not as horrible. Ice skating, sled riding,
and even pulling the kids on a sled are all ways to not only stay warm,
but to stay active while having fun.
If you cannot be as active outside, then like I said, a sports game
like Wii Fit, or EA Sports Active are all great ways to stay fit without
having to endure harsh cold weather.
Visiting indoor community pools is also a nice way to keep fit, not
only does it allow you to put on your swimsuit, which for me is the
vital key when it comes to staying fit during the holidays, but swimming
is always a fun way of keeping fit, and losing weight.
Many women dread putting on a swimsuit after engorging themselves all
winter long. If you however find that you are wearing your suit during
these winter months you are more prone to keeping fit to look good in
The best ways to stay fit during the holidays is to avoid indulging in
fatty foods, keeping active, and to be sure to drink plenty of water,
even when we are not hot and thirsty.