I have decided that I absolutely LOVE Fall! Especially out on the East Coast! It is such a beautiful time of year and the weather is fantastic! I also love Thanksgiving time and preparing for the holidays! If you haven't checked out my "Fuel Your Run" section, head over and you'll find some recipes to help you health up your holidays! They are great for runners both for the pre-run or post-run!
I am determined this month to try and track my miles better! Daylight savings means that I am now running in the dark after work at 6:00PM when I usually do my runs! Luckily, I don't have to worry about lighting as I just got my new GoMotionGear Orion Belt! If you are a outdoor enthusiast, I recommend getting some GoMotionGear as seen in Health's Magazine "America's Healthiest Gear"! Their lightening gear makes runs, biking, hikes, and all things outdoors more safe so you can literally extend your day! Make sure you use code: gomoff15 at checkout to get your 15% discount! I`ll be sharing more product information in future blog posts!
Fall can be a busy time of year where we start to slide on our fitness goals! Sickness comes with the change of weather, holiday prep takes away our time, if your a student-tests and end of the semester challenges start to take over, if your a mom you are busy with sport season wrap ups and all things CHILDREN, so many things take away from our focus! I`m sharing 3 tips to help stay motivated this holiday season! Here they are:
1.) Party on a semi full stomach! Be consistent with your meals and plan your indulgences. Use the 80/20 rule. 80% controlled 20% indulged. Control your cravings and have a healthy snack or light meal before you go out to eat! On Turkey Day, make sure to eat slowly and in small portions! You don't have to eat the food just because it's there. Take a walk after your meals! 15 minutes or a jaunt around the block can do wonders! DRINK MORE WATER! :)
2.) Stay Moving! Keep your motivation by signing up for a race or a holiday workout challenge. There are tons of free challenges all over social media! Join and encourage friends and family to join with you! You need a goal and a plan! Write them down and STAY FOCUSED!
3.) Take time for "Self-Care". There's lots that of things and people that are pulling you all over for your time. Make sure you take some time for yourself! You can join my Read & Run Club and read a good book, go on a day-cation, or just sit back and watch a holiday movie on Netflix! But don't forget to let yourself relax and do you!
Happy November! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to follow me on social media for more Fitness and Running inspo! (@dumbbells.n.donuts and @she.runs.this.world)