Happy Friday my friends! Sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’ve been busy prepping for the new year! As a personal trainer, the new year is a busy time of the year and I’m looking to start 2017 off with a bang!
First and foremost, I am starting on January 2nd, a free email course called “52 Healthy Habits”, which you will receive 1 email a week that will give you a healthy habit to work on for that week. This will be a year long course, but don’t worry because it won’t take up much of your time, because I know you are busy and life gets in the way (A LOT), but we still need to live healthy lives and the more healthy habits you develop, the healthier you will be. So, if you’re interested in joining us you can sign up here.
Second thing I’m working on is a special offer for meal planning…blog post to come soon with all the details 🙂
Ok, now down to some quick tips you can utilize over the next week and a half to help you get through the Holiday’s without over-doing it (too much anyway, because let’s be honest…we all over do it a bit this time of year).
Tip #1 – Get in some extra activity whenever and wherever you can. If you can’t make it to the gym, then do a quick 5-15 minute workout in your living room or basement or even outside (unless you’re like me and refuse to go outside in the cold lol). A super fun and sweaty cardio AMRAP workout idea: Set your timer for 10 minutes and do the following exercises in order;
- Cross Jacks – 10 reps
- Squat Jacks – 10 reps
- Plank Jacks – 10 reps
- Burpee Jacks – 5 reps
That’s 1 round…see how many rounds you can complete in 10 minutes!
Tip #2 – Stay hydrated, especially if you are indulging in those yummy Holiday drinks (egg nog anyone?!). Make sure you drink a glass of water in between each drink you have and if you happen to over indulge too much, then drink a electrolyte beverage before bed and in the morning when you wake up. This will help to rehydrate your body so you don’t have too many hangover symptoms. (try my homemade electrolyte drink that’s easy to make and tastes delicious!)
Tip #3 – Enjoy yourself! I know this might be a silly tip, but if you enjoy yourself and don’t stress about the amounts or types of food/drink you are consuming it will be better for your health. We all know stress is bad for us and with the normal stress that the Holiday’s bring us, the last thing we need is to be stressing about what we are eating/drinking. If you enjoy the treats and don’t stress about it, you will be able to bounce back after the Holiday’s much faster, instead of saying “Well…I over did it too much, might as well keep going.” Each day is a fresh new start, so enjoy these Holiday indulgences guilt-free and your body and your mind will thank you.
Ok, that’s all I’ve got for today! (I really need to find someone to write my blog posts for me….I recently read a book called Strengths Finder 2.0 and I’ve started focusing on my strengths instead of my weaknesses to help me be more successful. Writing is definitely not one of my strengths and to-be-honest, isn’t one that I want to focus on improving. Anyway…if you’re looking for a good book to read to figure out what your strengths are, I highly recommend it.)
Stay Healthy my Friends (and have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year or Hanukkah or whatever else you celebrate)
Carrie A Groff