Ahhh I know - let’s better not think about it. It’s okay to eat like a pig a couple of days in a row - because Christmas is only once a year. But I’d still like to give you some of my favorite tips on how to stay mooooore or less healthy during the last week of the year and more important, how to get back into your routine and shape afterwards!! ♡
1. NO NEED TO STICK TO YOUR NORMAL WORKOUT ROUTINE
In my opinion, it’s totally fine to slow it down from Christmas till New Year’s Eve. If you normally go to the gym 5 times a week, it’s now okay to only do 2 or 3 workout sessions. And I know, going to the gym might seem impossible between all those family parties. No problem! Just switch it up during this week and do bodyweight workouts! Remember, the only bad workout is the one you didn’t do ♡
2. NO NEED TO SAY NO
I mean you could if you wanted to. But sometimes it’s nice to eat unhealthy food with your family. But your focus should be on enjoying. Don’t eat huge portions of everything - it’s all about the taste! And one piece of cake is enough to enjoy the taste. Right?
3. GO FOOD SHOPPING FOR YOURSELF
There is already an overload of food in your kitchen and your last days probably consisted out of eating. But go to the grocery store as soon as you can! Shop for yourself (!) and shop something healthy and delicious that you look forward eating to. Keep it in an extra part of the fridge and always have something ready if you feel like indulging once again would be too much.
4. STAY HYDRATED - FILL UP WITH WATER
Staying hydrated with water is always a must. But if you’re afraid of eating too much at a family party make sure to drink a whoooole bottle of water beforehand. This will fill you up and will make you eat less. Pretty easy trick.
5. GET OUT THERE
Don’t get lazy as soon as the temperature drops! Although I’m not the biggest outdoor-fitness-person it’s sometimes nice to use the cold as a beneficial thing! Do an outdoor workout instead of an indoor one. Your body will need to use extra energy to keep you warm and that could be one solution to burn of the extra calories you ate! So go for a run, do your bodyweight workout in the park or go for a long walk with your dog. Fresh air for the win!
6. INCLUDE YOUR FAMILY
Start motivating your whole family and do a group workout! Also a fun way to spend the holiday season together with your loved ones. If they’re not into going to the gym, go outside! What about a hike, ice skating or what about a snowball fight?
7. WATCH TV
Oh my gosh I know, so many great movies in the TV during the holidays! Yesterday I wanted to go out partying in the evening but there was „The Holiday“ with Cameron Diaz on TV and I just couldn’t switch it off haha. That’s when you can use every commercial break to do a mini workout! And each commercial break is about 6 minutes.
Wanna join my "Commercial Break Workout"?
1min Moutain Climbers
1min Sit Ups
1min Squat Jumps
8. PLAN YOUR START IN 2017
Be sure to already have a good start into the new year! That will make you feel GREAT. So make sure to plan it properly beforehand. Write everything down and plan your goals - you will be more likely to achieve them!
For example: Clear your fridge on January 1st - give yourself a fresh start! Buy or make a workout plan for the following weeks - a plan will keep you motivated :)
I’m so happy for all of my PAMSTRONG members who already pre ordered my fitness and nutrition program in the Christmas Sale & therefore decided to become the best version of themselves in 2017!! Having a plan makes everything so much easier and keeps you motivated for a longer period of time and that’s why I’m so excited to share all of my workout routine with you! PAMSTRONG will become available again on January 2nd ♡
What are your routines to stay stay fit over the holidays or to have a great start in 2017? Would love to hear them!! And would you like me to write a blogpost about some New Year's Resolutions?