My good friends Erica Lujan is a successful Model for the Kim Dawson Agency. She is sharing how she stays sexy and fit even during these food-filled holidays!
Sending love to bestie Jenni Reed, who continues to inject the world with all of her light, love, and vivaciousness. Thank you for the opportunity to share with your audience something I am truly passionate about: food!
So the time is upon us. A time for friends, family and fun! It can be lifting for your spirit but detrimental to your waistline. Easily the best time to justify ignoring our health and fitness goals until January 1st.
The best way I know how to help you, is to show you exactly what I will be doing to avoid weight gain and navigate holiday parties myself.
1.You must EARN your indulgences. By this I mean using your free-time to pencil in calorie scorching workout routines and preparing clean meals. Pop in an at-home fitness DVD, hit the gym, or go for a walk. It’s important to carve out time for your workouts during the holiday season.
Being committed to eating clean before your indulgences will also ensure little-black-dress success. My secret is to cook things in advance to be used throughout the week. Healthy carbs such as quinoa, brown rice, and steel-cut oats are all things that can be prepared in advance for quick, healthy meals. Pre-cut veggies are easily thrown in to stirfrys and soup. Fruit is perfect to nosh on. And nutrient-dense meal replacement shakes like Shakeology are a favorite “fast food.”
2.Prepare for holiday parties! In other words, bring a healthful dish, resolve to limit high-caloric alcoholic drinks, and be tactful when heading toward the buffet table. Choose a smaller dinner plate and fill it with lean protein, veggies, and grains.
3.Do not deprive yourself. Save yourself the anxiety of not being able to eat something you enjoy. If you’ve EARNED it, then have dessert. I will usually scope out the best dessert on the table. Is it something I am going to truly enjoy? Then, I skim off a small portion, indulge and savor. Being too rigid during the holiday season has a tendency to backfire on you. This releases you from the bondage of feeling like you are eating something forbidden.
The food you consume is your diet, but you are not “dieting,” you are embracing a healthier LIFESTYLE. I hope these tips are helpful. Despite your motivation, whether your goal is simply to be little black dress ready or move in to alignment with your perfect blueprint, eat clean, train for life, and EARN your indulgences. Your body will reward you for it. Period. Happy healthful holidays!
Not only is Erica a model but she is also a mother to her beautiful daughter Eden and loving wife to Johnny Lujan. She can help you get your body looking right (and who doesn’t want to get sexier?) To reach Erica contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to LIKE her facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/EricaLujanFitness