May your holidays be merry & your bodies stay healthy & fit!
Just because most people slack off and overindulge during the holidays doesn't mean you have to! Here are a few tips to help you feel your best this holiday season & everyday!
1) STICK WITH YOUR FITNESS ROUTINE! OR BETTER YET, CREATE NEW FITNESS CHALLENGES!
Show up to your normal Pilates Sessions, but better yet, challenge yourself with an additional class each week, invite a friend for a Duo Session, or complement your routine by trying something new ( Koko Head? A yoga class? Run/walk around Diamond Head?).
2) RE-CREATE HOLIDAY FAVORITES!
One of my personal FAV things to do is to re-create favorite dishes from my childhood with a healthy twist. Substitute healthier ingredients & add more fresh herbs & vegetables! *Look out for my upcoming blog post on ingredient substitutions!
3) FILL UP ON VEGETABLES & PROTEIN!
You've heard it time & time again, but it's true: if you know you're going to an event where there will be lots of unhealthy food - eat healthy beforehand! Don't show up starving!
4) STAY ACTIVE!
Don't miss out on any holiday ACTIVities! What about a family holiday hike, or football game at the beach? Who ever said holidays are only about sitting around, drinking & eating?!
5) HOLIDAY SHOP LIKE A PRO!
Don't shop til you drop (literally). Instead, pack healthy snacks & water if you're planning to brave Ala Moana. Or better yet, order gifts online, & use the time you save to fit in another Pilates session, or get a massage!
6) GET YOUR 8 HOURS!
With the stress of the additional activities, travel, etc that this season brings, it's more important than ever.
Take good care of yourself! Have a happy & healthy holiday season!