My IG feed is telling me I’m slacking as a coach if I don’t shoot out some tips for navigating the holidays … so here are some suggestions I wrote last year for not sucking at enjoying festivities!
1. MOVE EVERY DAY
Hit a quickie first thing to even out energy and help you make better decisions that day. DON’T make it complicated. Just do SOMETHING such as...
2. SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
3. “NO, THANK YOU”
You decide what you do and do not eat, and you really (no, seriously) don’t have to explain your choices to anyone. The day I stopped feeling like I had to explain my food choices at gatherings was a total game changer. Interestingly enough, when you don’t make a big deal about things, other people tend not to either. If they do, it’s because they’re insecure or just being jerks.
4.EAT AT HOME FIRST
Ever tried binging on queso after letting a full meal settle? Okay, maybe a bad example, queso is delicioso. Legit though, enjoy whatever you want to eat and avoid the binge blackout by tempering your appetite.
5. PLAN AHEAD + COME PREPARED
Traveling? On the go? Don’t get caught in that 6-hour foodless famine
6. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
If you’re going to indulge, ENJOY it. No wasting energy on whether you “should” or “shouldn’t” do something, just savor (ha, pun!) this once-a-year time with your friends and fam.