Holiday Fitness Survival Guide | 10 Tips to Keep You On Track

Happy Holidays! As the festive season approaches, we know you may have concerns about health and fitness taking a back seat. We feel it too! 😬

That’s why we’ve put together these 10 tips to keep you on track and feeling fantastic throughout the season:

1. Set Realistic Goals:

• Set achievable goals to stay motivated. If your schedule is hectic, take that into consideration and plan to do what you can!

• Celebrate small victories, whether it's maintaining your current fitness level, eating healthy at a holiday party, or trying a new workout.

2. Prioritize Your Workouts:

• Plan out your workouts at the start of each week and schedule them in your calendar as non-negotiable appointments.

• If you’re short on time, high-intensity workouts can help maximize efficiency. 

• Consider a scoop of ALPHAGEN - High Energy Pre-Workout if you need a little extra motivation.

3. Get Your Steps In:

• Set a goal of 8-12k steps daily and make sure you’re hitting it daily.

• Go for walks early in the morning to set the tone for the day, after meals to aid digestion, and/or in the evening to unwind.

4. Embrace Flexibility:

• Understand that your routine might need adjustments during the holidays. 

• It’s ok to switch around the days or times that you train, as long as you still fit it in.

• Don’t stress about switching up your foods, as long as the macros are similar and the food agrees with you, you’re good.

5. Keep Your Digestion in Check:

• Gut health is crucial to feeling good and when you already feel good, you’re more likely to engage in more healthy habits that keep you feeling good. 

• Eat foods that agree with you.

• If you need support, consider taking ENZYMES - Super Enzyme Blend.

6. Prioritize Protein:

• You’ve heard it before, protein helps keep you satisfied so you’re more likely to eat within your calorie needs.

• Choose leaner proteins at holiday parties and events, and eat those first before indulging in more calorie-rich sides and desserts.

• Try PROTEGEN or VEGAGEN to curb a sweet tooth without all the calories.

7. Stay Hydrated:

• With the hustle and bustle, it's easy to forget to drink water. Carry a reusable water bottle and sip throughout the day.

• Get some added electrolytes and flavor with HYDRAGEN - Electrolytes + Hydration.

8. Be Mindful with Your Alcohol Consumption:

• Each gram of alcohol contains 7 calories and 0 nutrients. That can add up quickly, especially if you’re mixing that with sugary juices or sodas!

• Reduce hangovers by staying hydrated, and taking PARTY - Pre-Party Harm Reduction if you’re really planning to indulge.

9. Plan Rest and Recovery:

• Just like your workouts, your sleep is non-negotiable.

• Make sure you’re sleeping 7-9 hours a day to support your body’s recovery and immune function.

• If you’re wired at night, try unwinding with meditation, a good book (no screens), or SLEEP - Total Sleep Enhancement.

10. Reflect and Reset:

• Take a moment to reflect on your fitness journey over the past year. Consider what worked well, and what didn’t.

• Set intentions and goals for the upcoming year. Getting excited about the future can keep you focused in the present.

Save this guide and refer back to it when you need reminders throughout the month of December. Remember, it's not about perfection but making conscious choices that align with your health and fitness goals.

Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season!