My Tips for a Juicy Christmas
Who’s getting excited about Christmas?! Do you also feeling a bit nervous about what it’ll mean for your health and wellness? Yep? Well, join the club gorgeous because you are not alone.
All the parties and events can feel a bit overwhelming alongside family commitments and our growing to-do lists. Maybe you’re feeling like you have to ‘miss out’ because you’re trying to be healthy or maybe you feel the opposite and like you have to let your health practices go entirely because it’s just too hard at Chrissy. Well, I am here to tell you that there is a happy medium between these two and you can totally enjoy all that Christmas has to offer while still maintaining your happier, healthier habits.
Here are some of my juicy Christmas tips:
Start with mindset
It’s all about choice and that choice rests fully with you. Simply make the choice for a balanced approach and then embrace it. I love using a planner to help me do this.
So, grab a pen and paper and draw a line down the middle. On one side, write “CHECKLIST”, on the other write “ACTION LIST”. On the Checklist side, write in big letters and believe it: I choose to feel good over the holidays. Now, draw stars around it or highlight it or do whatever you feel but make it stand out. This is your mantra for everything over the festive period.
“I choose to feel good over the holidays.”
Next comes the how
First up, you’re going to be realistic. So, look at your checklist and write achievable goals around your health and wellness routine. Something like: I will exercise X times a week. I will have X alcohol free days. But be real. Writing that you are only going to eat veggies or do a juice cleanse over Christmas probably isn’t going to happen, right? Or if you do go ahead with it, likelihood is you’ll feel like you missed out on the fun stuff. It’s the holidays guys, so relax! A big part of health and wellness is enjoying what you do and that fully includes feasting with your family at Christmas. Then on the non-party days, there’s no reason why you can’t be continuing with your usual approach to activity and nutrition.
So, after you’ve set your Checklist, look at your Action List and calendars and think about diarising your days. Which will be your ‘regular’ days when you can eat, drink and exercise as you would normally? Can these be alcohol-free days, cleaner-eating days, sugar-free days maybe? When will you get your exercise in? What about self-care?
Chat with your partner and include the kids too, so you’re all on the same page and supporting each other and then stick to it. Just maintaining a balance between ‘party’ and ‘regular’ days will make such a difference to how you feel about the holidays.
For me, I’m fully going with the flow on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, I know Boxing Day and New Year’s Day will likely have a slower start than usual, but I’m going to get in my regular health and wellness practices on the other days. That means simply maintaining my Juicy Daily Rituals (I go into more detail on these in my Christmas webinar and also give full details in my book, The Juicy Movement: A Holistic Approach to Clean Living), keeping refined sugar as low as possible, and eating a wholefood-loaded diet.
As a note on keeping refined sugar to a minimum, if you haven’t already, check out our Sweet Treats Christmas Edition eBook, free as part of The Juicy Life Program. It’s packed with heaps of refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free but still totally delicious dessert and sweet ideas.
So, let’s not over-complicate it, ok? Just remember, health and wellness is simply about maintaining balance and flow. So, if we feel we’re still in our flow regardless of parties, events, lazier days etc. then we will come out of the holidays feeling rejuvenated and alive. Let’s just aim for moderation, relaxation and joy, and forget about the rest.
Merry Christmas everyone. Stay juicy,
Oh, and don’t forget about my special Christmas offer on my book, The Juicy Movement: A Holistic Approach to Clean Living.
I’m offering 33% discount off my book until right up until 20th December 2018.
Simply order via this link and use the coupon code JUICYCHRISTMAS at check-out to bag the book for $20 (RRP $30).