Thanksgiving will be here in no time, can you believe it?! You’ll be up to your ears in mashed potatoes, turkey and gravy. All sounds delicious, right? BUT, you’ve been working your butt off this fall: hitting the gym, staying fit and watching what you eat. So, how do you keep the progress flowing? How do you stay fit during the holiday season?
Drink lots of water.
Getting plenty of H2O is a proven way to deal with digestive issues. And it’s a habit you’ll want to hold onto throughout the holiday season: drinking water fills you up and can prevent overeating.
Clear the holiday fridge.
The feast is over, but the fridge is still full. If you hosted a dinner party, your refrigerator may be brimming with high-fat, high-calorie leftovers —particularly desserts. You need to start with a clean slate. Instead of letting leftovers linger, pack them up for guests to take home, or take them to a homeless shelter immediately after the holiday.
Walk it off.
Don’t forget to have a post Thanksgiving Meal walk. You’ll probably be too heavy to run or do any other form of rigorous exercise. Walking will burn a few calories and let your mind unwind after being stuck inside all day long.
Have a positive attitude.
Having a positive mental attitude is also a vital component of health and fitness. Often failure is due to not believing in one’s self. Having a definite goal, a good plan and faith in yourself is half the battle to success. Drive, motivation and enthusiasm encourage you to take action and strive toward your goal. Decide what you want, believe you deserve it and go get it.
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