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How to Keep Moving This Holiday Season

How to Keep Moving This Holiday Season

How to Keep Moving This Holiday Season

Are you the kind of person who sees the holidays coming and takes it as an opportunity to loosen up on your health routine a bit? Or are you more the type to see the holiday season as a challenge—an obstacle that you won’t let stand in your way?

There’s no wrong answer here! Depending on your health goals, either attitude can be okay (as long as we don’t loosen up on our routines too much, of course).

However, if you’re the kind of person who wants to keep charging towards your health goals even in the face of the holiday season, I’ve got a few quick tips for you today. Here’s my best advice for keeping your body moving this Thanksgiving, and throughout the whole holiday season.

  1. Try on Someone Else’s Routine
    When my sister-in-law visits, we always take the opportunity to attend one of my favorite fitness classes together. She loves getting to try something new while she’s traveling, and it’s a great chance for us to spend some time together doing something besides cooking, eating, or shopping.

  2. Try Something New at Home
    Not traveling to visit family? Try something new at home! It can be easy to just stick to our same-old same-old routines this time of year, but involving yourself in a new class or a new accountability program might just give you the motivation you need to push through the next few weeks.

  3. Get Moving as a Family
    If you want to keep this really easy, try going for a walk after Thanksgiving dinner. This is something my family does almost every year. This is great for two reasons—I’m able to enjoy some movement, and knowing we’ll be walking keeps me from overeating (because who wants to go for a walk when you feel overstuffed?). If you’re feeling ambitious, you could plan a family game of kickball, tennis, frisbee, or touch football after dinner. Whatever you do, have fun with it!

However you plan to spend the time between now and January 1, I hope you’ll prioritize taking care of yourself. Eat your veggies, bundle up, get your body moving, and don’t forget to leave a little room for some me-time. :)

If you feel like you could use a little extra inspiration and accountability during this season, I’d love to invite you to join my free Facebook Group, Never Diet Again. Never Diet Again is a community of women who are committed to living healthier lives—I share tons of resources there, and we all support each other along our healthy living journeys. We’d love to have you as a member!

Until next time, stay well and stay warm! Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving, and a great start to your holiday season.


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