17 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
16. Take advantage of holiday workout deals. With much of the year’s weight gain happening over the holidays and everyone’s New Year’s Resolution being to lose weight, gyms and studios offer screaming deals on workouts. Take this time to try something new—a Spin class, a barre class or Zumba—and bring a friend to give them the gift of fitness.
17. Don’t put your fitness goals on hold. If you are working toward a goal, like training for a race or to lose a certain amount of weight per month, don’t put those goals on the back burner until the holiday season is over. Having something to focus on will keep you on track instead of letting you fall into the free-for-all of not exercising and eating whatever you can fit into your mouth that most fall victim to. Maintain your training schedule, hold yourself accountable to lose the same amount of weight you would no matter what the calendar says and never slack off. The holidays aren’t a timeout.
You can do this. You’ve had the training and you are ready. Prepare, plan, keep your eye on the prize, and you can emerge from the holiday season unscathed. —Kelly