5 Healthy Holiday Gifts to Yourself

  The month of December is filled with hustle and bustle.  It is also the season of giving.  With all of this giving don’t forget to give back to yourself.  Here is a list of 5 great ways to give back to yourself for a healthier and happier you.   Be kind to others. You […]

shutterstock_gift to self

 

The month of December is filled with hustle and bustle.  It is also the season of giving.  With all of this giving don’t forget to give back to yourself.  Here is a list of 5 great ways to give back to yourself for a healthier and happier you.

 

  1. Be kind to others. You don’t know what someone else may be going through, so do something nice for someone else. It can be as simple as looking them in the eye and sincerely thanking them, holding a door, or picking up the tab for the person behind you in line. When you put this kind of energy out there, it will make you feel better.
  2. An energetic workout that involves both cardio bursts and resistance training. This will not only provide health benefits, but it will also help relieve the stress that comes along with the holiday season. Finish off the workout with a stretch, yoga, or a foam roller.
  3. Indulge in something gluttonous such as a facial, a long hot bath, a massage, a manicure, or an extra treat.
  4. Forgive yourself! Everyone has regrets, it’s part of life. If you can find a way to forgive yourself for whatever it is that you feel was so wrong, then it will be like lifting a weight off your shoulders. Why wait for the new year for a clean slate?
  5. Call someone and tell them you love them.   Not only will it make their day, but it will probably make yours as well.

#healthyholidaygiftstoyourself

Sophie Pratola

704-604-1518

Personally Trained By Sophie

Getting back on the Exercise Wagon and Stay Healthy

We’ve all had times where we fall off the exercise wagon.  When life throws obstacles at you, you have to figure out how to work around them to stay focused on your goals.  It’s easy to say,” forget it, I give up”. However, this is the wrong attitude. Get back on the wagon and keep […]

We’ve all had times where we fall off the exercise wagon.  When life throws obstacles at you, you have to figure out how to work around them to stay focused on your goals.  It’s easy to say,” forget it, I give up”. However, this is the wrong attitude. Get back on the wagon and keep chugging. For those of you who have lost your way, let me offer you some tips to getting back on track:

1. START SLOW! Don’t overdo it and assume that you can pick back up where you left off. You lose your cardio gains in as little as a week’s time and you lose strength gains in about two weeks.  But don’t despair; you regain those losses much faster if you have been conditioned in the past.

2. Make daily fitness and diet goals such as today I am going to log my food. Or, you can say, today I am going to get 10 extra minutes of exercise.

3. Try to recruit help! It is much easier if you aren’t in it alone. Get a friend (perhaps someone else who has fallen off of the wagon) to help you get back on track.

4. Pick a new long term goal. Try to not make it about a number on a scale. Maybe think about a vacation you are planning and how you want to FEEL or look when you go on it.

5. Be patient. It takes time to see results. Stay with it and you will become a little healthier each day. I hope that with these five hints you can get back on track. Whatever you do DON’T GIVE UP!

If you need help getting back on the wagon contact me.

Sophie Pratola

_MG_8298704.604.1518

sophie.pratola@yahoo.com

Personallytrainedbysophie.com