The holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s a time for celebration, family gatherings, and delicious food. However, it can also be a season of over-indulgence and stress, affecting our health and well-being. At Xtend Fitness in San Antonio, we want to help you reach and maintain your health and fitness goals…even during the holiday season.
5 Changes to Make Now to Have Your Happiest, Healthiest Holiday Season
That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you make five fundamental changes, ensuring you have your happiest, healthiest holiday season ever.
Prioritize Your Fitness Routine
As the holiday season approaches, putting your fitness routine on the back burner is easy. However, now is the perfect time to recommit to your workouts. Whether you’re into in-person personal training, group fitness classes, or online fitness sessions, Xtend Fitness has you covered. Schedule your sessions in advance and stick to your workout plan.
Regular exercise helps you stay in shape, reduces stress, boosts your mood, and increases your energy levels – all essential during the holiday season.
Set Realistic Goals
Rather than aiming to lose weight during the holidays, set realistic and achievable goals. Focus on maintaining your current fitness level and preventing any setbacks. At Xtend Fitness, our certified trainers can help you establish attainable objectives tailored to your needs. Having clear, realistic goals will motivate you to stay on track during the holiday festivities.
Plan Your Meals Mindfully
The holiday season is notorious for tempting treats and indulgent meals. Plan ahead instead of waiting until the last minute to think about your nutrition. Xtend Fitness offers online nutrition coaching services if you need help figuring out where to start.
Create a meal plan incorporating balanced and wholesome foods, allowing yourself the occasional holiday treat in moderation. Remember, it’s all about balance and conscious choices to nourish your body. There’s no reason you can’t still enjoy your favorite foods this holiday season, so please don’t deprive yourself of what you love!
Instead, plan around these occasions when you know you’ll be presented with tempting treats and ensure your body is full of healthy and nutritious food so you’re less likely to overdo it on the foods that won’t make you feel your best.
We have a ton of resources on the Xtend Fitness blog to help you with meal planning and make healthy choices:
- MASTERING MINDFUL EATING: BUILDING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD
- UNLOCKING OPTIMAL NUTRITION – THE KEY TO ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS
- HEALTHY ANYTIME RECIPES
During the hottest months of the year, we often drink more water because we’re sweating more and thirsting. But once the weather cools off, we might need to be more proactive about hydration. So, it’s time to make a change! Adequate water intake is crucial for maintaining your health and energy levels.
Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water daily and opt for herbal teas or warm water with lemon to keep you hydrated and warm during winter. Proper hydration can also help you curb unnecessary snacking and maintain a sense of fullness.
The holiday season can be stressful, with added responsibilities and expectations. You’ll want to manage stress as best as possible to have your happiest and healthiest holiday season. Incorporate relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga into your daily routine.
And remember, those are just some ideas that work for some people. Experiment until you find the right fit for you!
Xtend Fitness offers online personal training services, and our trainers are happy to incorporate stress-reduction strategies into your program to keep you centered and calm during the holidays (and beyond).
Feeling Your Best This Holiday Season & Beyond
At Xtend Fitness in San Antonio, we support you every step of the way. Whether you prefer in-person training, group fitness classes, or online nutrition and personal training services, we have the expertise and resources to help you achieve your holiday season fitness goals.
Make these changes now, and you’ll be ready to embrace the holiday season with confidence and vitality.
Contact us to find out exactly how we can help.