Thursday, September 3, 2015

How to stay on track for the holiday weekend

How to stay on track for the holiday weekend

Hey there country girl!! It's the holiday weekend!!  I'm guessing your ready to kick back and relax and take in the memories created over the past summer months and ready to turn the page into fall??  Did you totally rock your workouts and nutrition this summer or ready to dive in after Labor Day?  Either way I'm here and ready to share some helpful tips for anytime of the year.
How to stay on track for the holiday weekend


Watch Your Portions

The easiest way for me to remember how to control my portions is to make sure the majority of my plate is loaded up with veggies. You don’t have to deny yourself a bread roll or a slice of pie here and there…just make sure vegetables are the main part of your meal. That way, you will fill up on healthy, foods that will keep you full longer.

Grab a  friend (someone that will hold you to your goals)

The holidays are everyone’s favorite time of year to reunite with family and friends. One great way to catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while is to make your get-together an active one. If one of your friends is in town for the holidays, plan a walking coffee date with her. Offer to join up with a friend and catch up while you lace up your shoes and get a sweat on while catching up.

Maximize Your Workout

No one wants to spend all day in the gym when there is holiday shopping, dinner parties, and friends coming over. So, if you only have 30 minutes to spare, make it worth your time by doing cardio go for a workout with higher calories burned for those extra treats you will take in following the 80/20 rule.

Just Add {Soda} Water

Cocktails go hand-in-hand with holiday celebrations, so it’s nearly impossible to avoid having one or two but lets leave it at that, they will only slow your metabolism down and leave you feeling sluggish the next day. However, that doesn’t mean you have to gulp down extra calories with your refreshment.  If you’re the type who likes specialty drinks, indulge in just one. Then, choose a low-calorie option for your second drink.

Have Fun Your Fitness Routine

Exercise can often be disguised in fun activities we love doing with friends and family. In fact, anything that gets your heart rate up will help to burn calories during the holidays (and burn off that pumpkin pie, too). At our home this weekend I'm sure the horses will be out and we will be messing around in the barn extra fun while burning extra calories.

Pamper Yourself

I’ll admit that when the weather cools down, I always want to indulge in every way—eating, online shopping, you name it. But, I have recently found that when I feel the need to do something like that pamper yourself even if it means buying new fingernail polish and taking 15 minutes out of your night to pamper yourself
Bring A Healthy Dish
Headed to a party?  Not sure what will be on the menu?  Offer to bring something healthy and pre eat before you go!!  Find folks to connect with and never gather around the food table.
Most importantly remember how hard you worked to get where your at!!  Progress might be put on pause for the weekend but your not going back words goal is to maintain!!  You got this!!
I want to leave you with a fun clean eating recipe that will be helpful for the weekend!!
Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 5 ears fresh corn, in the husk
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded & finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
Grill your corn on a hot grill (when the coals have just turned gray or medium-high on a gas grill), in the husks, until husks are charred all over,  for 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel back the husks, taking the silk with them. Stand the corn cobs upright on a cutting board and using a sharp knife, cut straight down, slicing the kernels from the cob. Set aside.

Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until fully combined. Add the corn, onion, cucumber, bell pepper, and mint; toss gently until everything is coated.

Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Have a great weekend!!

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