Finding Fitness Moments during the Holiday Season


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It’s a common theme during the holiday season:  “I have so much to do, how will I ever stay with my fitness plan?”  It’s true; we commonly overcommit ourselves during this time which means, for many of us, that we turn self-care into a luxury instead of a priority.

If keeping your healthy weight loss program going is an overall goal, there’s another commonality during this time.  Experts agree that we will do better by putting weight loss goals on hold; just aim for maintenance.  Given that many of us gain weight during the holidays, preventing holiday weight gain is a step forward.
But back to the fitness issue.  Our most recent FitBriefingRun, Run, Rudolph” gives some timely tips for keeping your fitness program going right now.  Experts agree making a holiday fitness plan is key to succeeding.  A snippet from the article:

Making a Holiday Fitness Plan

First step: Add fitness to your “To Do” list.
Second step: Re-work your goals – are they realistic? Think maintenance.
Third step: Acknowledge you have to be flexible because you have less time available.
Read the whole article (it’s short) for strategies for making or keeping fitness part of your life during busy times.

3 responses to “Finding Fitness Moments during the Holiday Season”

  1. I’m all about maintaining right now. I’m running a bit more than normal though so that I can have more of my favorite treats. 🙂

  2. Erica says:

    Your post is very helpful! A lot of people go on major guilt trips during the holidays and feel like failures when they indulge a little bit. That takes away from some of the joy of the season! Just changing the mindset for a little while and working on maintaining is a great suggestion.

  3. blackbv says:

    Thank you for for your submission to the blog carnival.

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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