Keep Fitmas.

I don’t know about you, but one thing that I love about Christmas is the food.  Mince pies, Christmas cake, panettone, gingerbread – I’ll stop now before the ambience of gargling stomachs begin, but you get my gist.

But of course we all get the January and have that slumped feeling, and its back to the gym we go. And there’s that dash of regret of eating so much.

Before I continue any further, this isn’t a diet or fitness post. This isn’t going to tell you not to eat something or work out whilst trying to be festive, as that would be both hypocritical of me and just unrealistic. Christmas is the time we can forget about what we’re eating and enjoy this relaxing time of the year. The ‘mass’ element is that slumped feeling that comes post Christmas. And this post is more little things to do during the time to help throughout, giving you a kick start to the new year!

DRINK MORE WATER

This is something which alleviates all year round. But drinking a lot of water helps wash everything out nicely, and Christmas foods are very heavy, so make sure you’ve got your water at your side to relieve the bloating and that heavy feeling!

CHRISTMAS WALKS

Christmas walks are everything to me. I love them. And just a casual walk across some fields or down the street, maybe with family or friends, enjoying the seasonal views. And it’ll help you burn some extra calories! Also, if you can handle the hustle and bustle of shopping towns at Christmas, definitely go out and do your shopping on foot. I love going out and shopping, but I do completely understand why people do it online, as the busy streets can be stressful.

ENJOY YOUR FOOD

I think, from personal experience, that at Christmas we eat ‘because we can’, but if you take a moment to savour your food and enjoy it, you’ll realise how full you actually are. This also includes, when having a buffet or big meal, have smaller portions. Taking it slowly with smaller portions means, you can always go back for more, but you’re no challenging yourself to a huge plate of food.

BREAKFAST

Probably the meal that doesn’t change at Christmas time, not for me at least. So maybe if you’re going to make any part healthy, make it your breakfast. Something like avocado toast with poached eggs or an omelette or some porridge, which will fill you with lots of good stuff to fuel you ready for a day of festivities!

A bit of an alternative Blogmas post, so I hope you liked it and found it interesting! Although I am not pushing anyone to diet this Christmas, some do like to feel less guilty and these are some great ways to do it!

Until next time,

Em x

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47 responses to “Keep Fitmas.”

  1. Fitness for me goes out of the window at Christmas time but actually I suppose I prefer winter walks around Christmas. Lovely post. ☺️

    • Em says:

      Same here aha! But it’s all in the little things and you can’t beat a Christmassy walk! thank youuu x

  2. Olivia says:

    I seriously loved this post!! I adore going on Christmas walks too they are just so calming.
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com/blog

  3. Sophie says:

    Thanks for writing this! So nice to see a post that focuses on our health but not about manic weight loss or crazy exercise plans – definitely a time to take care of ourselves in small ways <3 xx

    sophieannetaylor.blogspot.co.uk

  4. Emily says:

    I love the idea of Christmas walks — it’s such a great way to get out and see everyone’s decorations, and really immerse yourself in the feeling of the season! And more water is always a good idea, especially with the heat on indoors. Gotta stay hydrated!

    Xoxo
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  5. I started trying to be healthier today so this post came at the right time! Thank you for sharing these tips x

  6. pinkiebag says:

    For me I personally love going for a nice walk in the winter especially after eating a few extra treats, Chloe https://pinkiebag.com/

  7. Christmas walks are my fave! It’s always really pretty where I live around this time of year! Plus it’s always fun to have a little look at how others have decorated their houses too :)!

    Great post pet!

    L xo
    http://www.lindsaymurrell.co.uk

  8. AmyCate says:

    These are some good tips! Especially the enjoy you food one ☺️ Xx

  9. beccann33 says:

    great post! i love walks but sometimes its a bit to cold 🙁
    Becca // http://www.beccasloveforlife.blogspot.co.uk

  10. xmeganlisa says:

    Great post! I definitely forget about fitness over the holidays. Oops!! But I do love a Christmas walk ☺️

  11. This is really helpful as the Christmas season is here I do eat way to much and it is simplt because I can 😂 I get so much chocolate and think I have to eat it in one go! I’m defiantly going to try savour them now and enjoy them much more & I love Christmas walks ❤️ Great post Em – Sarah xoxo

    • Em says:

      Ahaha don’t we all though!! I know I see it as a challenge so I just scoff it all aha! Thank you lovely! xoxo

  12. Romina says:

    Great tips. Such a nice change to see a post about keeping fit during the festive season x

  13. These are great tips especially going for walks – I love a brisk walk in winter and it always wakes me up after I’ve eaten too much! Great post xx

  14. I couldn’t agree more about taking it slowly and going for a small portion initially! It’s soooo tempting to pig out at this time of year but sometimes your body does need a while to realise how full it is! I just love wintry walks as well, especially when I take my dogs with me! Thanks for sharing your advice, Em!

    Abbey 😇 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  15. Sarah says:

    I usually forget about any diet restrictions during this month seeing that I will be surrounded by food! But I’ll definitely try to drink more water and walk off all food afterwards haha 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes | Giveaway

  16. Holly says:

    Love this post! It’s important to enjoy all things Christmassy. A good balance of mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas walks always 🙂

    Holly x
    http://www.ldnmuse.com

  17. I absolutely love Christmas walks! 🙂 you’re so right, it’s easy to fall into a slump over the festive period and be full of regret come new year. I still keep up with my gym/swimming habits up until Christmas- not just because I want to eat all the things, but exercise lifts my mood on dark days and it’s easier to stay in the habit come new year

    x

    • Em says:

      As do I! We all do to an extent, which is fair enough the Christmas season is for those things but sometimes we can just maintain ourselves! That’s amazing, exactly what exercise should be for, making you feel better!! Go you! X

  18. This is good advice! I’m getting most of my fitness from being on crutches haha! But I’d hate to be someone who diets in December, it’s so wrong! I always diet in January basically because I’m fed up of even looking at food so I can lose weight easily after Christmas and new year! X

  19. Julia says:

    Love that it’s not a diet or run 10 miles everyday post lol, these tips actually seem reasonable!

  20. holakathleen says:

    This is so helpful for me as over the past month I have changed my diet dramatically and started a ‘healthy eating journey’ of my own. I was incredibly worried about Christmas and becoming complacent about what I was eating and not doing enough. This has given me some little tips of where to start. The drinking water part is so important and it has changed everything for me and make me look less bloated and improved the condition of my skin.

    I totally agree with you. Christmas walks are amazing, especially if it is really cold and I am all wrapped up warm. It’s so festive and easy to do. Thank you for writing this, it is great advice! xx

    • Em says:

      Ahh gal that’s amazing! And I’m so so glad this helped, I hope all goes well and just don’t be too hard on yourself, it’s Christmas! I drink so so much water it helps massively with bloating and my skin too!
      Yesss they’re perfect I love them so much! Thank you so much I’m so glad you liked it! Xx

  21. I loved this! I love going for crisp winter walks too, they wake me up when I feel tired and make me feel refreshed after being stuck inside eating rubbish!!xxxx

  22. Isobel Moon says:

    These all seem like such good ideas! Now if only I could find the motivation to NOT eat all the food 😉

  23. Queen JoJo says:

    Fitmas is such a catchy name😄 Loved this❤️🤗 It was really cute.

  24. Your posts are always so fabulous and original and I love them 🙂

  25. Greta Lamfel says:

    Hi Emily

    Wow, great article for the Christmas foodie lovers, as a HUGE festive lover I will definitely keep these quick tips in mind.
    I love Christmas gammon and corned beef – YUM 🙂

    Kind regards
    Greta

    • Em says:

      Thank you I’m so glad you like it! Aha I’m a veggie so alas don’t concur however I’m a fan of all the pastries and party foods Christmas brings!

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