Christmas is that time of the year when you’re surrounded by family and friends. You eat a lot of delicious dishes and sing Christmas carols in front of the fire place. Some Fit Girls worry about how to stay healthy during these Christmas days. We’re here to save you with our #FITGIRLCODE Christmas survival guide!
Tip #1 Active family time
Are you worried that you might not move enough during the holidays? Convince your family and friends to go for a walk in the woods, go iceskating or to build a snowman. In this way, you’ll still get enough movement and you’ll get some quality time with your family and friends!
Tip #2 Quick workout at home
If you still feel like working out after you had some active family time, find yourself a workout that won’t take long. You can either do a quick workout at home, one of our challenges or jump rope. Workouts like these take only 15 minutes so you’ll be finished before you know.
Tip #3 Healthy Christmas menu
Try to convince your friends and family to go for a healthy Christmas meal instead of the same old, same old Christmas dinner you and your family had for years. Our Fit Girl Anne made a delicious Christmas menu in order for you to eat healthy during Christmas.
Tip #4. Create afterburn
Exercise a lot before it’s going to be Christmas. Why? Because exercising before Christmas can help you to create something that is called afterburn. An afterburn is a phenomenon in which you keep burning a lot of calories even when you’re done working out. This happens when you do a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) or strength training. After strength training, your body will need a lot of energy to recover the muscle tissue, this will result in burning more calories. HIIT will cause the body to heighten the oxygen level in your body 24 hours after your workout. So, go exercising before Christmas and you’ll still feel the effects during your Christmas dinner!
Tip #5. Extra cheat days
Plan some extra cheat days! We Fit Girls like to eat healthy and exercise in order to maintain a fit and healthy life. But in order to do this, we also plan a lot of cheat days. The good thing is, we don’t have to feel guilty about it! Especially when it’s Christmas you should just enjoy the time you spend with your family instead of worrying about all the food that you’re going to eat. Being a Fit Girl also means that you accept your cheat days. Just go for it and enjoy!
Do you have any tips on how to survive the holidays? Let us know!