How to not go Overboard over the Silly Season!

So it’s December, the Silly Season! Which means… More Social Events, More Food, More alcohol and less motivation and time for your health and fitness goals.
Whilst it’s important to be able to relax, have balance and indulge a little bit around this time of year, don’t go overboard and spend the first 3 months of 2017  trying to lose 4 weeks worth of fun!

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I have put together 10 Tips/ Tricks on Surviving the Festive Season without gaining too much pudding

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  1. Stay Hydrated! (I mean with water!!) Aim for 2-3 Litres of water a day, on top of your drink of choice
  2. Invest in Probiotics! Good for gut health and digestion, these babies will keep everything working; even if your fibre intake isn’t as good as usual.
  3. Do one or the other! Pick naughty food OR alcohol consumption for each event. Doing both at once is going to set you back twice as much.
  4. Try to keep moving! Even if it’s just a walk around the block. You don’t have to smash it at the gym, but just try to stay active so your body doesn’t completely lose the fitness you had before December.
  5. With some extra time up your sleave think about some new goals for the year. Maybe you could think about Introducing breakfast? Or Signing up for a fun run, to keep you training?
  6. Pick the bread basket OR dessert. Choosing one instead of both is going to keep things a little more balanced.
  7. Bring a fruit platter! Bringing a healthier option, is going to give you a better option to choose from at dessert. Also, I notice when I bring a fruit platter, there’s never leftovers!
  8. Mix your own alcohol! Save on calories by making drinks with low sugar cool drink instead of having premixed drinks.
  9. Decide on a day you are going to aim to get back on the wagon. Don’t take 3 months to get back into good food and working out.
  10. Most Importantly, Relax and Enjoy! Stress and lack of sleep is renowned for hindering health and fitness goals. Use your holidays to destress and catch up on Sleep!

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Enjoy the Last week of November!

Cellulite!

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Ah Cellulite, a lot of us ladies in particular, tend to struggle with this.

What is cellulite?  The definition is: persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs.

If you google how to get rid of this… SO many different things come up! The most annoying part, even if you do all of those things, it could be genetic and hard to get rid of. You don’t even have to be overweight to have cellulite (annoying huh?!)

SO what ways have I found IMPROVE cellulite (mine is definitely not gone yet, but has improved) cellulite

-Walking! Increases circulation through your legs and encourages the fat stored in those cells around you legs and butt to keep moving.

-Lots of water! Flushes out the toxins in your body. Less toxins=less trapped fat cells.

-Interval Training! Burns fat fast! I found this really helped my legs. It’s not fun to do. But it works!

-Eating fresh healthy food instead of processed, toxic food. The less processed food you consume, the less toxins and fat your body will store.

-Jump Squats and Burpees! Along with interval training, they aren’t fun! But I tell you what, fat burning, high intensity, circulation through your lower body. It will get the job done

-Coffee Scrub! Scrubbing your legs and butt with a coffee scrub will definitely help with reducing cellulite.

-Fake Tan! Now while this doesn’t necessarily get rid of cellulite. It reduces the appearance of Cellulite. I swear by tanning 🙂

Now Like I said, all these suggestions might not completely get rid of the cellulite. But I have found that it definitely improves it. If you have any suggestions or methods that tou have tried. Comment below 🙂