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The holidays are HERE! For many that means a hustle and bustle associated with stress, feeling as stuffed as the Thanksgiving turkey and getting off-track from fitness goals, which leaves you overwhelmed and defeated before the New Year even begins. Did I just stress you out??
No time for scrooges here…back to the jolly and joy this season is really about!
We at CAC are in the business of helping others experience the life-changing power of fitness for the better and our team of expert personal trainers are sharing their tips to help you keep working out to feel great and in control this holiday season!
While the delight of the holidays is largely about gathering over meals and libations, simply remembering to not overdue the feasting will keep you feeling your best.
“Focus your attention on what truly matters. We eat to live, not the other way around,” WAC Personal Trainer, Matt Hongosh says.
Morgan’s tip for mealtime, “Exercise portion control by using smaller dishes and try to eat slowly.”
“Enjoy the foods you *actually* enjoy! If you don’t really like stuffing, you don’t have to eat it. Save room for pie instead!” CAC’s registered dietician and WAC personal trainer, Stephanie Fiorentino says.
Sure, piling around the couch to watch football and The Santa Clause is going to happen, (and it should!) but in addition to slowing down and enjoying downtime this season, carve out plenty of physical ACTION within your circles so you can all can get moving together.
“Do holiday activities outside! Go skating, walk around and look at lights. Find hobbies you all enjoy that don't revolve around food and alcohol,” says Priore.
“Bundle up and walk by the lake, it’s a completely different experience from a summer walk,” Sassetti reminds us.
“Ask them to come to your training sessions or classes. It'll be fun and a good change of pace for your workouts,” says LPAC Personal Trainer, Blane Jacobsen.
There you have it! And if at any point during the next few weeks you feel like putting off a workout until tomorrow, remember LVAC Personal Trainer, Jesse Kulla’s, words, “Yesterday’s tomorrow is now. Don't wait.”
With that, let’s welcome the Holiday Season…it’s go time!
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