Fitness, Jackie's Healthy Habits

Avoiding the Holiday Bulge or 5-10 pound weight gain

November 26, 2018

The holiday season is in full swing where we will enjoy yummy food, delicious desserts and time with loved ones. Now is the time where we need to focuss consistently getting in the gym, hitting the pavement for a run/walk or rolling out the yoga mat for the #sweatysesh. What I’m trying to politely say is “Back to business my friends.”  Do not fall into the trap of gaining 5 – 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  If you’re over 40 like me, that weight is easy to gain and hard AF to lose.

Here’s my plan to beat the Holiday Bulge:

1️⃣ Hydrate with tons of water to flush the sodium out my system.  Appetizers and party food are higher in sodium, sugar and bad fats.  Increasing daily water intake will help with bloating and keeping everything “flowing.”  

2️⃣ Maintain daily workouts despite all the activity. On some days because of busy schedules, this may mean only a high intensity 20 minute workout. Even this mini #sweatysesh helps as the time spent sweating stokes the metabolic rate meaning our bodies will better process all the extra fat and calories. 

3️⃣ Make your workouts efficient and convenient for your schedule. I have never believed in traveling cross town to workout mostly because it’s not sustainable over a long period of time.  I am not a fan of losing pounds for a special occasion. Nope. I want us creating a healthy lifestyle that we maintain forever.  Nothing special is happening 30 minutes away that you can’t find near your office, in your house or at the nearest gym. Make it convenient as hell for yourself.  #TeamNoExcuses 

Okay, I am off to get in my workout. For more tips or to see my daily grind, you can watch my Instastory at @jackieunfiltered_


PS: My sis snapped this pic on South Beach the day after Thanksgiving after we tossed back a  few margaritas and then took a much needed beach nap.  Twas the perfect way to unwise after the hectic holiday.  And you already know … #NeverNotACropTop on #JackieUnfiltered

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