We get it - holidays are busy. While it might seem easier to forego coaching temporarily and “get back on the bandwagon” with everyone else on Jan. 1st, remember your goals and continue to schedule appointments.
Be a Healthy Host
Hosting a celebration poses unique challenges. Grazing and snacking calories add up quickly and often go unnoticed. Establish a mindful strategy to prevent losing control.
Despite the fact that traveling puts you out of your normal routine, you are capable of staying on plan. Pack enough Profile product and snacks. Get a breath of fresh air and go on a 10 minute walk at a rest stop or through the airport.
Holidays are accompanied by a number of stressors. Get enlightened this holiday season with mindful meditation. Progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery and yoga are great options to refocus mind and body.
Beat the Cold Weather Blues
Don’t let cold weather kill your fitness and activity vibes. Be prepared and start scoping out local gyms and fitness studios or find an at-home routine that will accommodate outdoor conditions.
“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life.” – Arnold Bennett
Small Things Add Up
This rule applies to both positive and not-so-positive behaviors. Consider tracking or self-monitoring as one way to identify just how often you are celebrating with food. By the same token, a 10 minute walk is better than no walk at all.
Sometimes the people around you can become unhelpful the moment you decide to change your habits. Assert your right to be healthy with a simple “No thank you, I’m not hungry,” and help others understand how their actions influence you.
Alcohol seems to be everywhere during the holiday season. Most alcoholic drinks contain sugars that if not taken in moderation can contribute to weight gain. Connect with your coach on how alcohol might impact your goals. Relax, unwind and enjoy a delicious Profile friendly “mocktail”. Cheers!
Have a Plan
In case you haven't yet noticed in tips 1-9, having a plan is always a good idea in terms of staying on track. You know you are going out to eat with loved ones when your flight lands, take your Profile Dining Out Guide or research the menu ahead of time to select the best option.