With Thanksgiving officially over and the rest of the winter holidays around the corner I thought I’d do a post on how to make your holiday just a smidge bit healthier. No one wants to be counting calories or worrying about how much they eat during the holidays, especially when you’re surrounded by so much good food!
Here are three simple ways you can have a healthier holiday and still enjoy yourself :
Participate in a holiday run. Yesterday morning my sister and I ran a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k but there are other runs you can sign up for around Christmas and New Years day too.
Have a colorful meal. Generally, the more color you have on your plate the more nutrients and antioxidants you’re consuming and that is good for you.
Clean up! Before plopping down to watch the game or take a nap, do some cleaning! It’s a nice gesture to the host/hostess and it gets your body moving and burning at least a few extra calories. (:
Hope everyone has great holiday season!
5 Things I’m thankful for:
My family and friends
My new iPad!
That I have a job
That I don’t have student loans I need to start paying off!
I always feel better after yoga. However, when I get busy it tends to be the first thing to go. Plus, the cost of classes can add up fast, especially when you have an entry-level job and are trying to save your money!
A lot of cities have opportunities for free community group fitness classes. You just have to know where to look! Do a Google search with your city and the type of class you’re looking for. On the top of my head, I can think of two weekly free yoga classes, a couple running groups and a CrossBoot class just in the Tampa area.
This past weekend, my friend Angela and I went to a free yoga class in downtown Tampa being put on by Downtown Tampa Yoga. It was a great class on a beautiful Florida Fall evening and the perfect way to start my week!
Towards the end of the class the instructor recited this quote:
“Letting down barriers to be open to existence”
I love this because in order to live a life full of loving people and experiences, you have to be able to let down barriers and let others in.
It’s always nice to have a reminder. It helps keep your mind and heart balanced on what is most important.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi