Sad attempt at filming myself at the gym the other day haha, enjoy 🙂
Anyways, this time of the year is always exciting because of the holidays. However, with the holidays getting closer, your Instagram feed is probably telling you to do an extra hour of cardio to “make up” for the holiday meals, right?
Food anxiety during the holidays is REAL, especially for people that have fitness goals. The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, so here are some tips to help you this holiday season.
1. You don’t need to engage in compensatory behaviors like extra cardio to “make up” for eating more than you normally would. Having the mindset that you have to “earn” or “compensate” what you eat will only harm your relationship with food. A few days of eating more than usual will NOT ruin your progress. 💃🏻
2. You don’t have to starve yourself around the holidays. Yes it’s probably smart to maybe eat something smaller if you know you’ll be eating more later in the day, but don’t starve yourself just so you can indulge in holiday meals. 🙅🏻♀️
3. You don’t have to eat ALL the food around you just because it’s there. The holidays are sometimes filled with foods that you wouldn’t normally eat, but that doesn’t mean you HAVE to eat them because you think you’ll never be able to eat them again. Often people over indulge themselves because they have such a strict diet year round that they don’t allow themselves to have treats, so when the holidays come around they over indulge. Practice balance year round!😋
4. Focus on the EXPERIENCE of the holidays, not just the food. Food is just part of the holidays, not the main focus. Focus on the food, family, laughter, and memories all together. 🙌🏼🧡
5. Having one day or a few doesn’t doesn’t mess up your chances of making progress. Remember, fitness is a lifestyle. The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, not worried about macros and calories. The gym will be always be there, and good memories with your loved ones are not worth missing out on because of the gym. —-
Enjoy the holidays y’all! Make your own healthy recipes, but also eat some pecan pie.....and pumpkin pie.....just eat all the pie you want and don’t worry about it 🦃🥧🍰