Happy Friday! As usual, I’m linking up with the DC Trifecta, Mar from Mar on the Run and Cynthia from You Signed up for What?!. This week, we’re offering up a few tips on how not to pack on the pounds over the holidays. Between family gatherings, work parties, meeting up with old friends…it all adds up and if your calendar is anything like mine right now, it is PACKED. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy this season:
- Schedule workout dates
instead ofin addition to the holiday happy hours. Try getting your friends together to check out a new fitness studio during this holiday season. Many studios are running great deals and just waiting for you to take advantage! If you are here in DC, check out this website for info on what fitness things are happening around town!
- Bring your lunch to work. This is a small thing, but if you will be eating out at a lot of parties and dinners this month, bringing your lunch everyday can not only save you money but it can save your waist line! Save your calories (and money) for all those happy hours and dinners out this month!
- Take advantage of holiday themed runs and races. There are so many ugly sweater runs and jingle bell jogs in the month of December, that you can easily find a fun, lowkey 5k to run to help combat some of the yummy treats that also make their appearance this month.
- Pick your drinking days. I’m not a big regular drinker. I enjoy a glass or two of wine maybe once a week if I’m hanging out with my girlfriends. But during this season, it seems everywhere I go someone is putting a glass of something in my hands.
- Reduce your stress. Sadly, holiday season can also mean stress for a lot of us. Make sure that you are doing seemingly simple things like getting enough rest, taking some time for yourself and focusing on the true meaning of the season.
How do you stay healthy during the holiday season?