With numerous parties and social engagements hitting your diary it can be quite stressful trying to stay on track and not ruin all your hard work over the past year. Here are some tips for keeping you from falling off the fitness ban wagon:
MEDITATE – Emotional eating to make ourselves feel better when we’re sad or anxious can interfere with weight loss goals. But meditation—using techniques like muscle relaxation, deep breathing, and mindfulness—can help binge eaters become aware of how they turn to food to deal with emotions. This is especially important at parties where there’s a ton of food on display.
SET REALISTIC GOALS- Write down your goals—keep them specific and attainable—and post them somewhere highly visible, like the refrigerator door. If your goal is “stick to two alcoholic drinks at every holiday party” seeing it periodically may help you commit.
STAY POSITIVE- Many of us beat ourselves up for over indulging. Instead, positive messages like “I can control my eating” or “I’m proud that I ate clean today” can reshape our relationship with food. Research shows positive thoughts are associated with weight loss. Try telling yourself at least one positive affirmation per day
LET GO OF LIMITATIONS- No, I’m not talking about unbuttoning your jeans at the dinner table. Before hitting up Christmas and New Year parties, remember that a good workout isn’t limited to the gym or class. It’s easy to use your own bodyweight—even at home, at the beach or in a hotel room to work up a sweat and maintain all your hard work.
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GET FUNCTIONAL- Functional Training has been shown to increase strength and balance and reduce risk of injury, all while working multiple muscle groups at the same time. It also means you can squeeze in a super effective workout in a shorter amount of time. All that movement promotes muscle gain, and over time, that can increase metabolism. Try our Female Functional Fitness classes over 7 days for only $20 by clicking HERE
GET YOUR SLEEP ON- Getting enough sleep can help drop a few KG’s since lack of sleep is linked to changes in appetite. Getting enough sleep has also been associated with less weight gain. If you struggle getting to sleep try turning off electronics in the bedroom and avoiding high-fat foods at night.
GROUP TRAINING- Research suggests we perform better when training in a group, particularly when its a group of like-minded women. If you’re looking for some motivation and inspiration so that you can LOOK & FEEL your best for the silly season plus some will power to stay on track then you need to get onto our 21 Day Challenge starting on November 28th. It ends on December 18th perfectly timed to look amazing for your social engagements and to stay on track. Lets face it once you achieve success in your goals there is NO WAY you will ruin all your hard work over the past 21 days believe me. Its the PERFECT solution to staying on track over the silly season. For more info on our 21 Day Challenge click HERE