What… Healthify? On this blog, it’s a word. Just wanted to take a moment to send you a little holiday cheer!
It can be tough to keep it healthy during a week filled with Grandomther’s tasty treats and parties being centered around food and drinks, but it’s not the time to let ALL of your healthy ways go out the window… maybe just some of them. Here are some tips to keep things balanced…
- Make the workout a family event. Go for a run, walk, or bike ride with your family. Take a stroll after a meal. Or you can squeeze the workout in before the festivities begin. Check out Tone It Up and YogaGlo for your online workout resources. You can get your sweat on wherever you go. No excuses.
- Keep moving. Don’t shy away from doing the dishes after dinner or cleaning up. It will help your food settle. Maybe even a game of Twister afterwards??? Haha, just kidding… maybe.
- Don’t forget about water. Eggnog, wine, fun cocktails, are all tasty drinks, but water will do you the most good. Enjoy a glass between every non-water beverage and try to limit those.
- Choose only those special treats for your dessert splurge. Pick that one treat you only get to enjoy this time of year. Make it worth it. Check out my Thanksgiving post for some holiday eating tips. The main tip is portion control – try things, enjoy the goodies, but watch your portions.
Along with the turkey and ham, I plan on having these dishes on hand for some healthier options to fill up the majority of my plate:
My final tip: RELAX! The holidays are busy with cooking, planning, shopping, packing, traveling, etc. but taking away the list of to-dos and turning them into a list of “get to dos” will make a big difference. Changing the mindset you have can make a huge difference in your stress levels and will allow you to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. Your health is more than just exercise and food.
And if you are looking for those last minute gifts, here a few more ideas for you in addition those in my last post, 2011 Holiday Gift Ideas:
Tiny Devotions Mala Beads - Perfect for the yogi.
Sur la Table Cooking Classes - A gift doesn’t have to be a thing, it can be a fun activity too! Find a class in your location.
Vitamix - The ultimate blender for both the cook and the non-cook. Turn almonds into almondbutter instantly!
More for the Ladies: Check out Outblush – “a blog for girls who love to shop” – clothes, home, beauty, and more
For the Guys: Check out Uncrate – “the digital magazine for guys who love stuff”
What’s on your workout and food menu this weekend?!? Any exciting gifts you just can’t wait to give?
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!!