No Pain, No Cake (Stay Consistent)
If you’re traveling to a family member’s house for the holidays, try to find the nearest gym ahead of time so that you can maintain your workout routine. If there are no gyms nearby, get creative and do an at-home workout.
Eat Before You Go
Before the festivities begin, start your day with a quick and easy protein powder or collagen shake blended with your favorite fruits or yogurt. You can still have that piece of pie afterwards, but you won’t feel as tempted for seconds or thirds.
Beware of the Booze
Alcohol, while fun and festive, contains empty calories and no nutritional value. Excessive drinking can also interfere with your ability to grow and maintain muscle. You can still drink but keep it moderate and maybe swap the spiked eggnog for a club soda.
Eat, Drink, and be Wary (Balance is Key)
It’s okay to treat yourself during the holiday season, just don’t go overboard. Keep your fitness and nutrition goals in mind or create new ones to focus on during the holiday season — hello, bulking season!
Whether it’s traveling, hosting your in-laws, or trying to find the budget for gifts, the holiday season can add a lot of additional stress on our lives, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself to exceed goals.
Believe it or not, it is possible to maintain your healthy lifestyle during the holidays. Remember to stay consistent with your workouts, try setting more feasible goals, and enjoy your time off spent time with loved ones.