I won't lie, it's not always easy to stay on track with your exercise and especially nutrition during the holidays... BUT.. I also won't say it's impossible to stay on track and even get closer to your goals!!
You do not have to be the average person who gains 5-10 pounds over the holidays... be the person who is committed, dedicated to their goals, and ready to get that fit and tone body they have been wanting!! Letting 1 day of excessive eating, partying, and falling off track can easily lead to a complete falling off the wagon type of deal... and I do not want that for you..
My goal now is to help YOU stay accountable and on track on your fitness journey while getting though the holidays! Now, I am not saying to make yourself feel like your in jail, I am saying, treat yourself a little, but remember the real meaning of Thanksgiving!! Celebrate with family and friends, and remember all the blessings we were given!!
So.... here we go... I am going to be giving you my top 3 HEALTHY RECIPES to use for Thanksgiving... these are replacements of what you would normally eat, but now we're working on keeping you on track!
#1. Healthy Holiday Stuffing
Who doesn't love a little stuffing on Thanksgiving?!? Although it is one of my favorites, I know it has a TON of carbs, fat, and extras that is not so great for us and does not make us feel so great after were done eating. So this is your healthy alternative of stuffing that you can have without the guilt, bloating, and having to unzip those jeans!! Yup, you heard me, I know many of you do it just as I did!!
#2. Sweet Potato Casserole
Ok we love potatoes and carbs right?!? You can still have them, but be sure to portion them out, and go the healthy route!! Sweet potatoes are a better option rather than white potatoes where they are full of refined carbs where they turn into sugar in excessive amounts rather than used as energy.
#3. Herb Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey
Ok we can't go without the turkey right?! Add tons of herbs, and instead of frying that turkey (yes, it tastes good, but is it healthy lol?) roast that bad boy up and call it a day!!
Now I want to share a video with you from one of my favorite trainers Autumn Calabrese who is the creator of the 21 DAY FIX, FIX EXTEME, and upcoming brand new release HAMMER and CHISEL! She has created these color coded containers for a purpose.. and this purpose has been very successful to her, my self, and many others who are making their nutrition and fitness a priority!!
Here is how she is keeping it clean for the holidays!
Ok so who is ready to rock this week and make this a successful and healthy holiday?! I am and I know if you keep in mind WHY you are doing this... WHY this healthy journey is important to you, you will find a way to stay motivated!!
HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED DURING TEMPTATIONS:
- Keep a motivational picture or quote on your phone (make it the background).
- Have an accountability group, partner, or friend to check in with throughout each day.
- Drink LOTS of water through out the day!
- Get your workouts in early every day! This gives you NO excuse to skip out before you get too busy!
- PORTION CONTROL- Everything in moderation!! 3 Bite rule I live by.. Take 3 bites and walk away! That way you are not starving yourself and feeling like you are in food jail!
NOW my job is complete!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Stay safe, healthy, and happy!!
* If you would like an accountability group to help you along your fitness journey, get daily motivation, more tips, recipes, and support, please fill out the application below for an exclusive spot in my next 30 day online fitness challenge group/support group!
This will require healthy eating, daily workouts (approx 30 minutes long at home- I will help you pick a program that fits your goals and fitness level), and checking in DAILY to our group.