Don’t look now, but your schedule is about to get jam-packed with office cookie parties, Aunt Mae’s pre-pre-Thanksgiving feast, and a subsequent four days of leftovers. But that’s just the last week of November. December? Well, you can see pretty quickly how your health and nutrition might go out the window before 2020.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. To offer some food for thought today, we’ve got five ways to stay motivated during the holidays. And that’s with us knowing full well that it won’t be easy.
Just Say ‘No.’ We still believe that the most powerful word in the English language is ‘no.’ That’s right — you can say no! Second helping of pie? Just say no. Three days of eating cobbler and mac and cheese? Just say no. And a funny thing will happen when you start to say no — you’ll start to dig your heels in on something you know is valuable to you. And those ‘no’ answers will strengthen your resolve to stay on track to hit your goal.
Just Say ‘Yes.’ Wait, didn’t we just…? Yes, we did. But for those of you who are hyper disciplined to the point that you give yourself bouts of anxiety just because you want some chocolate — it’s okay! Just say yes. You’ve worked hard. It is the holidays. Enjoy a bit of what you like. And if you’re afraid of overindulging, just have a little bit.
Move a Little. You might be on the road, or out of sync with your normal routine. Push through anyway. You may not get your normal workouts in, but the cool air of the late fall/early winter could be great for a walk or light jog. Or you can knock out a HIIT circuit in the family room with the cousins. Just 20 minutes and you’re done!
Involve the Family. If you’re bunked up with family and friends and don’t want to leave anyone to do your workout, well, bring them with you! Youfit loves family and friends, and who doesn’t like free stuff? Click here to get a FREE guest pass!
Remember Why You Started. If you lose focus or struggle with the good decisions you want to make, hit the pause button. Remind yourself of what this was all for in the first place. Remind yourself of how good you feel when you’re at your best. And be wary of the consequences you might encounter if you lose focus by too much. A fresh reminder of the goal is a great way to stay focused.
We hope you have a happy holiday season, and we look forward to helping you stay on track with your goals all year long!