Every holiday season, many people are giving up on their healthy eating habits because of the large meals they are planning to consume during the holidays. While you may attend a thanksgiving or two and meet with both sides of your family for Christmas, these few indulgent meals are not going to affect the healthy habits that you have had all year. Here is why:
Of course, being mindful of what you put in your body, even if it is just one meal, is important. So here are some tips for being able to enjoy, but not go completely overboard in your meals:
Most importantly, enjoy your time spent with family and friends. Happy holidays!
Hillary grew up being active her whole life. After playing many sports, she settled on volleyball and softball, which she played through college at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. While at Concordia, she earned a double major in exercise science and nutrition. After she moved to the MN twin cities area after college, she earned her certified personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine along with a certified strength and conditioning coach through USA weightlifting. She found passion in motivating people to reach their goals by finding a personalized nutrition and exercise plan that worked best for them. She has worked with clients 1-on-1, as well as small group classes. She looks forward to continuing to grow her knowledge base and help people achieve their health and wellness goals through Live Your Life!
In her spare time, Hillary can usually be found at the gym, playing volleyball, or coaching softball. During the summer, she participates in many sand volleyball leagues and tournaments. She enjoys Minnesota summer activities, such as rollerblading, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. She loves playing board games with her friends and family and trying any new recipe she can find.
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