Healthy Holidays

Hi friends! Hope you’re enjoying the morning. <3 We’re relaxing at the house before P’s doctor appointment, and I’m going to head out for a long walk. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous. I’m also stoked to start digging out our Christmas decor. 

Ahhhh I love this time of year! This is when I can quote Elf and sing all the Christmas carols without the Pilot rolling his eyes at me. 😉 I love watching Christmas movies with Liv, taking drives to see the holiday lights, the Nutcracker, hot cocoa, holiday decor, everything about Christmastime. It already seems like it’s blitzing past me in my sleep-deprived state, but I’m still going to enjoy it as much as possible, especially since we have a new little family member to introduce to this wonderful season.

During the holidays, in between the hustle and bustle, it can be easier to let your fitness and health goals go by the wayside. In the grand scheme of things, it’s no big deal, but it can make it more challenging to get back in the swing of things come January. Also, I find that when I’m not eating well and fail to move each day, I feel pretty terrible. It’s important to take care of yourself so you have the energy to fully enjoy everything the holidays have to offer. (Ok, and energy to hold your own in the those Black Friday sales haha.)

Healthy holiday tips

Here are some of my tips to stick with your goals over the next two months: (after that, it’s WINTER SHAPE UP time! Buckle up, buttercups.)

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Focus On: Health Coaching

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