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#HolidayFitList: Fitness During the Holidays

**Disclosure: The following post is sponsored on behalf of Lorna Jane and Fit Approach.**

I’m happy to report that Maddux slept a little better last night. We still ended up having to sleep with him, but he wasn’t as wiggly as usual. We all actually got some sleep, which makes the morning that much easier, ya know? Hopefully it will also mean some good times on my miles later. Crossing my fingers, y’all. There are so many factors that go into a good run, but sleep is definitely key. Same thing with fitness. So many daggum pieces of the puzzle.

Speaking of fitness, I was recently chosen to be a part of a group of ladies working with FitApproach and Lorna Jane as a Holiday Fit List Blogger.

 

Exciting stuff, right? I was very lucky to be chosen! Basically, we’re supposed to share with our readers the ways we “stay fit” during the holidays. I wanted to come up with some insightful or meaningful tips, but then I remembered that I’m human. I eat desserts and I drink wine. I skip workouts and I slack off. The beautiful thing about fitness is that it’s not measured by small things like that. It’s your overall health, attitude, and motivation that counts. One or two (or three or four…) “off” days are not the end of the world. Having said that, I want to also stress that I still do try to make smart decisions during the holidays and throughout the year.

 

My #HolidayFitList:

1. Wear something that makes you feel good, and you’ll be more likely to get off the couch. You’ll want to get up and get moving, and you’ll appreciate the compliments you receive along the way. Luckily, Lorna Jane knows their stuff when it comes to making girls look and feel their best. It certainly doesn’t hurt that these happen to be the brightest and most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Each piece has a special touch that makes it feminine and fun, yet isn’t lacking in the function department. **There is currently a 20% OFF Lorna Jane discount you can grab for yourself using the promo code “SHOPLJ”.**

lorna jane

 

2. Make something healthy you’ll look forward to eating. If your “health food” is more like “bird food”, you’ll just end up eating more in the long run. Thankfully there are some really good healthy recipe options out there, like Peanut Butter Choc Fudge from the Move Over Sugar Recipe Book. You can find it on page 36 of your free copy! Yup, free. I like that there are some great sugar free recipes in there. I’m not anti-sugar at all, but it never hurts to have all kinds of options.

peanut_butter_choc_fudge

 

3. Don’t just treat yourself, treat yourself well. I’m the first person to say that you should fully celebrate the holidays, but you can also make some good choices while you’re at it. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and drinking enough water. You won’t feel like working out if you don’t take care of your body. Basically, get those Zs and then chug some juice.

green juice

 

4. Make your workouts fun and you’ll be more likely to actually complete them. Run with a friend, hunt down the perfect Christmas tree with your family, go hiking or ice-skating, play in the snow, or take part in a ridiculous themed workout. You might even forget that you’re torturing your body for a minute. ;)

christmas circuit: 12 days of fitness

 

5. Make fitnesone of your priorities. Family, friends, festive-stuff, and plenty of other “F” words should probably come first. Fitness ranks pretty high in my life, but I try to remember that it’s not the end all, be all. As long as you are doing your best, you are doing enough. Remember that, and don’t get too tripped up in all the “fitspo” stuff telling you otherwise. Oh, and if you need a healthy dose of inspiration or motivation, head on over to www.movenourishbelieve.com.

So, yeah. Those are my tips. Nothing mind-blowing or earth-shattering, but they’re real. So there’s that. Enjoy your holidays and your health this year!

What is one thing on your #HolidayFitList? What helps you stay fit during the busy holiday season? The more tips, the merrier. :)

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Tonight (December 4th) at 5PM PST/ 8PM EST, FitApproach and Lorna Jane are hosting the #HolidayFitList Twitter Party, where the most active participant will win a $100 gift card to Lorna Jane.

If that’s not enough to get you excited, sign up to WIN a $250 Lorna Jane gift card in the #HolidayFitList sweepstakes. It ends on December 13th, so get your entries in now!

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**Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lorna Jane and Fit Approach. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.**

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28 Responses to #HolidayFitList: Fitness During the Holidays

  1. I wish I could participate but I will be on the road driving back from a test my husband is taking today for medical school about 6 hours away. Hopefully if they do it again I can be there!

    Glad Maddux slept better last night and you were able to get some sleep!
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun recently posted..A Mini Road TripMy Profile

  2. any and everything lorna jane is AWESOME!! itz seriously my [newish] favorite workout clothes ever!!!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Whole Grain Oatmeal Protein BarsMy Profile

  3. Great point about wearing something that makes you feel good- and congrats on being chosen for this, very cool!
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted..Two words for a healthier holiday seasonMy Profile

    • I swear I don’t want to head outside/to the gym when I wear my nastier looking stuff. It’s embarrassing! ha But then I’ll wear sweatpants and flip flops to the grocery store. Go figure.

  4. I wrote my holiday FIT LIST DOWN on my blog today! Hello fellow #holidayfitlister :) And I always make delicious healthy meals I look forward to! I am acing your list! WIN LOL!
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted..Evil Weight Gain Doesn’t Stand a Chance!My Profile

  5. woo hoo for sleep! i’m feeling a little late to the party on lorna jane, but i just checked out the site and the clothes are really cute!
    Kristin @ W [H] A T C H recently posted..LANDED: INDIAMy Profile

  6. They make some cute stuff! I agree on sleeping and taking good care of yourself. I’ve been working way too much and not taking enough down time this month, which is affecting my sleep, and making me VERY short-tempered during the day. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. I’ll have to check out their stuff! It looks super cute!
    Sarah @ Sweet Miles recently posted..Franklin, TN Turkey Trot 5K 2013My Profile

  8. Love this. I love working out during the holidays, it helps me feel ahead of the game come January, but I know that the snow and ice days are coming and getting to the gym at 5 am will be much harder so I go as often as I can!
    Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly’s recently posted..Swanson 30-Day Healthier Holiday GiveawayMy Profile

  9. creative workout!

  10. Love the jacket! Great workout. Pinning it for later :)
    Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness recently posted..Tips To Stay Healthy and Fit During the Holiday SeasonMy Profile

  11. Ok, I think I might have to use the 20% off discount to get that hoodie or add it to my holiday fitness WISH list! :)
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..5 Tips to Stay Fit During The HolidaysMy Profile

  12. Great chat tonight! I love your approach on staying fit through the holidays. Yes, if we miss a workout it’s not the end of the world!
    Meranda@fairytalesandfitness recently posted..Holiday Run Challenges and One Long Run to do them!My Profile

  13. I love a good ridiculously themed workout. And I want that LJ hoodie preeeetty bad–I was really hoping this post would end in a giveaway. :)
    Kim @ healthy nest recently posted..Holiday-proof arms and three new-to-me workoutsMy Profile

  14. Very exciting!! And great list :)
    Love the “make workouts fun” tip…I ALWAYS try to do that!!!
    Sammy @ Peace Love and Ice Cream recently posted..Hi. My name is Sammy and I…{am crafty!} #TTTMy Profile

  15. I got the same blue hoodie! Isn’t it awesome? I love love it. Lorna Jane Santa is the best!
    Lindsay @FitandAwesome recently posted..My #HolidayFitList: A Sweat Pink & Lorna Jane HolidayMy Profile

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