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5 Ways to Maintain Your Health and Fitness Goals This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Maintain Your Health and Fitness Goals This Holiday Season

This post was sponsored by Optimum Nutrition as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Everyone knows that surviving the holidays can be a struggle. In order to get through the stressful weeks ahead, it helps to be in your best health. In fact, watching what I eat and keeping active all year long is important to me so that when the holiday season (and all the great food!) sneaks up on me, I am prepared.

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This year, I’m determined more than ever to get back into my fitness routine again and being conscious of the foods I eat. Since the holidays are quickly approaching, I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about how we can maintain our health and fitness goals in one of the busiest times of the year!

Here are 5 ways to maintain your health and fitness goals during the holiday season!

1. Don’t get stressed. Now is the time to practice some healthy habits since the holidays can turn into a plethora of aggravations. Whether it’s large shopping crowds, heavy traffic, or overly chatty family members that cause annoyances, you may find yourself wanting to indulge in comfort foods. The good news is, if you are currently working on an exercise program, you are already helping to lower your stress levels. You should also try adding a relaxing activity to your daily routine such as meditation, listening to soft music, or simply taking some time for yourself.

2. Keep to a workout routine – or begin one. Exercise and eating healthy is the best way to keep your weight in control, so as you continue to work out everything you put in your body affects your energy level. The idea of exercise is not easy for everyone. There are many factors like not being motivated enough or don’t have enough time to stick to a routine that can put people off. Or it may even just be finding the time to start exercising that can help get people started. Either way, having a routine for whenever the time is right could be enough motivation.

The holidays are quickly approaching and it's the perfect time to talk about 5 ways to maintain your health and fitness goals this holiday season! Read more @ www.hipmamasplace.com. #OptimumNutritionAtWalmart #IC #ad

The holidays are quickly approaching and it's the perfect time to talk about 5 ways to maintain your health and fitness goals this holiday season! Read more @ www.hipmamasplace.com. #OptimumNutritionAtWalmart #IC #ad

My morning routine works great for me because about one hour after breakfast I do my workout to kick off the day. I love the energy it gives me to tackle my busy schedule.

3. Keep everything in moderation. The holiday season is always a time when all of our favorite foods are everywhere and cookies, pies, and all those yummy casseroles begin calling your name. These can steer you away from your healthy food plan so eat these items in moderation. Healthy snacking can help especially if your snacks are perfectly portioned like the new Optimum Nutrition Protein Almonds, Cake Bites and Protein Crisp Bars. You can pick them up at Walmart at their everyday low prices and stock up for the holidays! The best part is that they are ready-to-eat and easily packaged for when you are on the go.

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The Optimum Nutrition Protein Crisp Bars have 20g of protein and help keep you fuller. They are low in fat and are a good source of caIcium and potassium. I love the Protein Crisps- they don’t taste like a protein bar, but more like a dessert. And the Cake Bites? They’re like a little taste of sweetness without the guilt. These yummy coated bites have 20g of protein inside a whipped cake-like center and have 3 pieces in each pack so it’s the perfect portion size!

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Don’t forget to try the Optimum Nutrition Protein Almonds in Dark Chocolate for an anytime snack option to help fight the munchies and keep off unwanted pounds. They are perfectly portioned and come in a resealable bag with 3 servings per package. I love adding them in my salads and in my homemade sweet and salty snack mix for the afternoon snack cravings. There is no excuse for not reaching your fitness goals when you have such high-quality snacks like the Optimum Nutrition products.

4. Get good sleep. When you are getting an adequate amount of sleep then chances are your immune system is stronger. Do your best to get enough sleep before, during, and after the holidays to increase your chances of staying healthy.
When you are in a solid fitness routine it makes it that much easier to stay on track and sleep will come naturally.

5. Drink lots of water. This holiday season there will sure to be several cocktail parties and if you are like me, you’ll want to have a drink or two. Make sure you have a glass of water in between cocktails to not only help a potential headache the next day, but to help keep you fuller. WIth all the fun, party foods around it’s almost impossible to indulge a little. If you decide to have a few drinks the best bet is a vodka tonic or a glass of wine. Again, everything in moderation.

Remember that the holidays are all about spending time with the ones you love and a few days of indulging over the holidays isn’t going to ruin your diet. Keep stocked up with healthy snacks including Optimum Nutrition products that you can pick up at Walmart anytime. With nutritious snacking and consistent exercising, the holidays will be a breeze.

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 11/26/2018 / 11:29 am

    All good tips! The holiday season may make us feel lazy, but it is important not to feel lazy MOST of the time. 🙂

  2. 11/25/2018 / 2:56 am

    The rounds of Christmas parties have begun around where I am. But I need downtime to keep the weight off. The heavy meals should not be every meal every day. I have to eat sparingly on those times where there are no parties.

  3. 11/24/2018 / 5:09 pm

    I hope that I can keep on biking throughout the winter season!

  4. 11/24/2018 / 3:48 am

    those tips sound about right! I’m making sure I drink more water these days! moderation is a key factor into staying healthy all year round, I practice that one on the regular ; )

  5. 11/23/2018 / 10:09 am

    I have tried hard to follow all the rules. Life is full of distractions, I will try my best to adhere.

  6. Elizabeth O
    11/23/2018 / 9:46 am

    I definitely agree we need a great moderation in the food we eat especially this season’s so many parties and event we’re to attend that why we had to set our daily exercise routine.

  7. 11/22/2018 / 7:28 pm

    My workout routine and good sleep is my perfect combo for the holidays. So long i get good sleep to rest my muscles and nerves after my workout. I stay healthy and safe.

  8. Jenn Mitchell
    11/22/2018 / 2:30 pm

    Keeping up with all of the fitness goals especially around the holidays can be so difficult. These are some really great tips on how to try and stay on track!

  9. 11/22/2018 / 6:33 am

    I need to remember to keep things in moderation as I’m so bad at self control at Christmas. I’m really bad at having a workout routine x

  10. Gladys Nava
    11/22/2018 / 1:57 am

    What a great tips! I will apply these tips for coming holiday! Thanks so much❤️

  11. 11/22/2018 / 12:58 am

    I’m right at number 2… begin a workout routine and stick with it!

  12. Angie
    11/22/2018 / 12:58 am

    I would first have to be started on my health and fitness goals in order to maintain them. These are such great tips though!

  13. 11/21/2018 / 11:44 pm

    As I prepare to cook a feast tomorrow, I am thankful for your tips on how to maintain health and fitness goals. This will be rather helpful for us as we head into feasting season during the holiday festivities.

  14. 11/21/2018 / 9:50 pm

    Amazing tips you shared.I also need to up my workout game as I have been busy lately.

  15. 11/19/2018 / 6:18 pm

    I really needed these tips! I usually let myself go during the holidays, but this year I resolved not to. I’ll use your tips to help me stay healthy this season.

  16. 11/19/2018 / 6:38 am

    AMEN to all of these! They are great tips and tricks for staying on track during the holiday season! Thanks for these!

  17. 11/17/2018 / 7:46 pm

    I pretty much fail already at every one of these categories. I guess it’s time to be more purposeful in my daily routine and focus on maintaining my fitness.

  18. 11/17/2018 / 6:46 pm

    The holidays have always been my hardest time of year to eat healthy. I am such a weak person when it comes to unhealthy food.

  19. Cheryl
    11/17/2018 / 3:52 pm

    Great tips! I try to workout routinely and also drinks water. It’s also helped not eating snacks after dinner.

  20. 11/17/2018 / 9:56 am

    Great tips. Drinking a lot of water is probably the most important one for me. A lot of people forget about it and I do too. Especially when it’s cold outside and you want to drink something warmer. Tea, coffee and any other drinks don’t work, only pure still water does

  21. Christa
    11/17/2018 / 5:58 am

    Not only are these great tips, but they are so easy to incorporate into any lifestyle. So often fitness advice seems unattainable. This is actually helpful!

  22. 11/17/2018 / 5:17 am

    These are some great fitness goals! I would love to get in better shape this coming year!

  23. 11/17/2018 / 1:25 am

    A snack that can give me energy and protein is the perfect motivator after a good workout. These cake bites look so yummy!

  24. Tomi C
    11/17/2018 / 12:48 am

    Hydration is so important. Drinking lots of water helps the skin inside and out. During the summer I stay hydrated but during the winter I find it so hard to down those 8-10 glasses of water

  25. 11/17/2018 / 12:07 am

    These are all such great was to maintain healthy fitness routines and goals. I love these yummy snacks to keep the energy level high!

  26. 11/16/2018 / 11:14 pm

    LOL my animals love to “help” me workout too. Great tips, I need to get back into my routine now that I’m home from traveling

  27. 11/16/2018 / 11:06 pm

    This is a great list. I struggle a lot doing them because of me being on call all the time, but I surely try to stay hydrated

  28. 11/16/2018 / 7:26 pm

    These look like some tasty bars. I will have to keep your tips in mind. I am trying to be more healthy.

  29. 11/16/2018 / 5:04 pm

    I was making a list a few days ago about ways I am going to maintain my health during the holidays. I need to add your tips as well.

  30. Ellie Plummer
    11/16/2018 / 4:20 pm

    All health and fitness has gone out the window for me lately so I really need to get back into it.

  31. candy
    11/16/2018 / 3:56 pm

    portion control is a big thing in my life right now. Can be difficult at times but I fill my plate and cut it in half. Like all your ideas on how to keep on track.

  32. Surekha Busa
    11/16/2018 / 3:45 pm

    I am so busy with my work everyday and I think these are the best way for me to keep myself healthy and fit.

  33. 11/16/2018 / 3:33 pm

    I definitely need something like this for the holidays! If I don’t have something sweet then I’m going to totally fail at eating healthy over this holidays. I’m going to see if I can find these someplace.

  34. Catherine Santiago Jose
    11/16/2018 / 9:08 am

    Such a lovely tips in keeping yourself healthy and fit. Honestly, I don’t have time to go to the gym because of my busy work and these things are so perfect for me to do to keep my body healthy and fit.

  35. Noor
    11/16/2018 / 7:58 am

    I like your advice! This could work for me. So do you do this once a day only? For how long?

  36. 11/16/2018 / 5:36 am

    Love all of these tips for sure this coming holiday season there’s a lot of stress and food. HAHAHA! Actually I’m so struggle to get my body fit because I don’t have a time to gym 🙁 great post!

  37. 11/16/2018 / 2:39 am

    Great tips! I struggle with getting motivated to work on my health and fitness sometimes but know that I feel so much better when I do!

  38. 11/15/2018 / 11:31 pm

    Thanks a lot for the amazing tips! I need to sleep more for sure and eat healthier food. Thanks a lot for sharing.


  39. 11/15/2018 / 10:09 pm

    These are some really great tips! Thank you for sharing them we all could use them during the holidays

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