I’m off this week for the Christmas holidays. I love my job, but equally, I am super excited to have some much needed time out.
Of course, I’m going to let my hair down, but I also don’t want to come back feeling completely back to square one on my health and fitness.
The reality is that living a full and balanced life means you will be taking time out, going on holidays, travelling with work, staying over with friends and family. My attitude is moderation and being on point 90% of the time, rather than trying to be perfect all the time.
Many folks also go abroad this time of year. There’s no doubt about it but being away from your own environment makes it trickier to stay on track but it’s not impossible.
So here’s my 9 simple ways to stay healthy over the holidays whether at home or abroad …
- Plan ahead
Do a bit of research on your hotel, it’s location, what cafés, restaurants, and shops are around, and what you’ll need to buy from them. It seems a faff but it really does save time when you get there. And that means more time having fun.
- Squeeze in a quickie
Ideally get a hotel with a gym. If you can’t then do some bodyweight routines, go for a swim or run. Just try and get some speedy workouts in.
- Find your local supermarket
Stock up with healthy snacks such as nuts, peanut butter etc
- Eating out
Don’t be afraid to ask for your meal the way you want it. You are paying for it.
- Keep hydrated with water
Add lemon when you can and hydrate your tush off.
- Cat nap
Power nap as often as you want. Your on holidays so indulge.
- Be outdoors
Get plenty of fresh air and mind boosting, energising vitamin D in.
- Prep food
If you are able to prep your food in advance even better. But don’t panic if you can’t. If you can use tupperware, ziplock bags, a shaker bottle and a cooler bag for easy portability and convenience.
- Take a daily greens drink
Easiest way? take your Pea Protein with you. I will be. It’s portable and all you need is water. Can’t get any simpler than that?!
These are just some ways to help you stay on track.
Now it’s your turn. How do you limit the holiday damage? I can’t wait to hear from you.
Love Gaynor x