Happy Tuesday, ladies!
As we continue into this wonderful season, one of the most challenging things in our health journey can be staying on track when we go to holiday parties. We all know that these parties come with friends and family, but also endless amounts of food. People gather and all bring dishes that are so tempting and we often go through a cycle of overeating and then feeling guilt and shame after the party. Friends, let's not do this to ourselves this holiday season! Here are a few tips on how to have your best and healthiest holiday season yet!
1. Focus on fellowship with family and friends!
Of course, when we think about holiday parties, we think about food. Enjoy yourself, but remember, it’s not all about the food!
2. Keep moving!
Stay on track with your fitness goals by continuing to schedule your workouts as usual. Block off these times in your schedule so you don’t skip a workout. When family is in town, take walks together! And park further away from stores to get in extra steps!
3. Bring a healthy dish!
Unsure about what you’ll eat at a party? One way to be prepared is to bring a healthy dish (or two!) Fix a large salad and serve it in a festive Christmas bowl. Arrange fresh fruit or vegetables in the shape of a Christmas tree!
4. Eat smart!
Make sure you’ve eaten normally throughout the day so when you arrive at a party, you’re not starving! Remember TransFit’s favorite saying, “Everything in moderation!” Save those splurges for your favorite holiday treats instead of wasting calories on those store-bought holiday cookies or candy! Stay hydrated throughout the day as well (minimum 64 ounces!) When fixing your plate, choose a lean protein and select green vegetables when available. Pack healthy snacks, like 100-calorie packs of nuts or Kind bars, when shopping or traveling so you’re less tempted to pull through a drive-thru.
5. Begin with the end in mind!
January is only a couple weeks away! Need some extra accountability? We’re here for YOU and believe in YOU! The TransFit team wants to see you reach your goals! We want to see you get your $20 back in January at the end of our Holiday Extravaganza! Remember: consistency is key! Remind yourself daily to focus on portion control and exercise!!
Here is a great salad to take to Holiday parties!
Spinach, Pear & Feta Salad with Pecans & Pomegranate
· 10oz Fresh Spinach
· 2 Pears, sliced
· 1/2 cup Pecans, toasted, chopped
· 1/2 cup Feta, crumbled
· 1/4 cup Pomegranate Airls
The Pine Pecan Vinaigrette
· 1/2 cup Pecans, toasted, chopped
· 1 pint Cider Vinegar
· 1/2 pint Sherry Vinegar
· 1 tsp Whole Grain Mustard
· 1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
· 1 1/2 pint EVOO
· Salt & Pepper pinch
· Chili Flake pinch
· 2 tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley
In a large mixing bowl whisk all ingredients or in a large dressing jar with a lid, mix all ingredients and shake. Keep in refrigerator.
Friends, it is time that we break free from the cycle of holiday over eating. Parties should be filled with laughter, fun, and time spent with the ones that you love. Take this opportunity to practice your will power, and then notice how great your body and spirit feel after the party because you have experience all of the great fellowship without any guilt or shame in overindulging.
Now you may be wondering what to do if you get off track and have one too many pieces of Christmas candy or dessert. Friends, do not let any sort of guilt enter your mind! Let it go- it is in the past! Clean the slate! Realize that this journey you are on it not a diet. No friends, this is a lifestyle and sometimes you will face challenges! I encourage you in these times to remember why you started this lifestyle. Think for a second on all of the positive changes you made this holiday season in compared to your last. Think of how far you have come and all the progress you have made. Now with a renewed mind and spirit prepare to have your best healthiest day tomorrow and drink plenty of water and tea to help purify your body so you can feel your best!
TransFit Holiday Schedule: open this week (December 12-17), open Monday-Wednesday next week (December 19-21), and will open back up Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Don't forget to get your friends and family gift cards! You can pick them up in the studio or purchase them HERE!
You can do this friends! We are praying for you and can't wait to hear all the success that you have and how God blesses your holiday season!