by Cassandra Tucker
They don’t call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing – the holiday season is filled with family, friends, good food, and decadent wine. It’s no surprise we tend to overindulge around this time of year – temptation is literally everywhere.
How is it possible to stay on track and allow yourself to indulge in the festivities? It’s all about moderation and easing back to your routine once the party is over.
I’m usually all over the place between Thanksgiving and New Years – so it is crucial for me to stay somewhat grounded in my everyday wellness routine even when I am away.
Long hours of travel can take a toll on your overall wellbeing, so it is important to stay hydrated to keep yourself going and your skin glowing. Travel with a reusable water bottle filled and ready wherever you go. Lack of sleep draining you? Avoid reaching for that travel stop energy drink and bag of candy. Go with some premade tea instead. You don’t want to feel groggy by engaging in poor eating habits before you even arrive at your destination.
Family get-togethers and holiday parties are filled with fancy cocktails and hearty meals – and it is important to enjoy yourself. What would Christmas be without cookies, candy, and hot chocolate? Balance your sweet treats with water and try to squeeze in a few fruits and veggies.
Your skin is your largest organ, be kind to it! Replenish with a daily mask or scrub to unclog your pores and brighten your tone after late nights on the road and a few too many cocktails.
Start slow when getting back to your exercise routine. You might have overindulged, but doesn’t have to be your demise while you’re traveling. Don’t be discouraged if you go a little overboard (YOLO!). Ease your body back into motion with low-impact exercises like yoga.
Side note: Don’t beat yourself up when you have that second piece of cheesecake – it would be a crime if you didn’t.
Remember to keep yourself hydrated, be kind to your skin, and ease back into an active, exercise routine to get back on track. Try to catch up on sleep as well – your body needs it!
Happy Healthy Travels!