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Balancing Habits During The Holidays

Finding the time and motivation to work out during holidays can be tough. The change in routine and environment can sometimes make it difficult to stick to small activities you may normally make time for in your daily life. Whilst training around the holiday period may look a little different to normal, it doesn’t have to cause stress to an already stressful time. We have you covered. Here are some tips to help you stay on top of your health journey and overall mindset this holiday season. 


When everyone is kicking back and relaxing, it may not be sustainable to keep up the rigorous diet and training schedule. Be aware of this and set your expectations for what your progress will look like during this period. For example, you may be away from the gym and not be able to attend any classes, so it’s likely your strength goals may be put on pause for a moment. It is important to recognize this and factor your fitness goals into this for a realistic idea of what you can achieve. You may need to push out your strength goals by a few weeks to cater to the holiday period.


Whilst you spend time out of your daily schedule, make use of the different activities you have available. Whether you are going for a ski on the hill or a walk along the beach, these exciting and new adventures are all active activities that will make your body feel good and keep active. You may even discover a new hobby!


The holidays bring gatherings, parties and meals where perhaps you don’t have full control over your food. In these circumstances, we recommend you take a flexible and mindful eating approach. You don't have to limit yourself so you are unhappy, yet you have the fundamentals - you know how to build your plate with protein, carbohydrates and fats. So you can still enjoy your holiday favourites in moderation.


If you are still craving a workout while travelling look for either a virtual option of your home favourites or experience something new. Remember, working out should always be an enjoyable experience, enjoying the process is what will drive long-term commitment and results.

It is okay to take a break from your strict schedule sometimes and relax with loved ones. These tips should help you keep on track and ready to continue smashing your goals!


Written by Bethany

Live in Harmony Co-Creator, In-house Registered Behavioural Technician & Certified Personal Trainer


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