The holiday season is racing towards us.

And so are the parties, the treats, the crazy-busy days, the overwhelm and the stuffing of one's face.

Somewhere around Thanksgiving we throw our health + fitness routine right out the window and decide with serious determination that we'll get back on that horse come January 1st.

For reals.

This year, let's do things differently.

Let's try this:

  • LIVE IN THE MOMENT.  For a lot of us, eating is a way of coping with stress.  Usually stress comes from either dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.  If we live in the present moment, we can experience a sense of calm.
  • INDULGE A LITTLE WITHOUT GOING OFF THE DEEP END.  Sometimes you just gotta have a holiday cookie or some of your Aunt Debbie's famous pumpkin pie.  It's okay!  But here's the trick-- chew your bites really well and quit eating when it stops tasting so ah-mazing.  You'll notice after a couple of bites the gloriousness of bites one and two start to wear off.  Stop.  You can always have more later.
  • MOVE YOUR BODY WHENEVER YOU CAN.  I know it can be difficult to get to your workouts during the holiday season.  Here's something that works like gang-busters:  just move your body in some way every day.  A quick walk, taking the stairs, some gentle stretches mid-day...get it in any way and as often as you can.  I swear it works.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR CHOICES. From moment to moment each choice you make will add up to the results you are getting.  A bite here, a nibble there..who cares?  Keep in mind that all those tiny choices will add up to the body and health you create for yourself.  It all matters.

To help you keep your health + fitness in the forefront of your mind grab a copy of the Stress Monkee Calendar for November.

Simple Recipes. Mini Workouts. Daily Tips.

Grab it HERE

If you'd like to save on ink you can download a version with no pic HERE

Do you have a trick to stay on track throughout the holidays? I'd love to hear it...leave a comment below.

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