The Holiday Season is upon us, and we are looking forward to the celebrations that will fill our schedules and the joy that will fill the air. No matter which Holiday you’ll be celebrating this month, making a plan to stay healthy can keep you on track. We’ve gathered some tips to help you keep your goals in mind while still allowing you to enjoy the magic of the season.
Keep in mind that the studio will close for the Holidays on December 19th, and will reopen on January 2nd. Keep up your workouts and healthy habits, and we will see you again when it’s time to crush those New Year goals.
Exercise of the Month
This month, we’ve got a challenge to keep you motivated and moving through this cozy Holiday season. Aim to complete each of the following exercises 10 times, and complete three sets total (or try to complete 5 for an added challenge). After finishing, take a ten-minute walk around the neighborhood, down the beach, or on the bridge.
- Jumping Jacks
- 30 Second Plank
- Wall Push-Ups
As you complete this workout, aim to push yourself further each day. How many of each exercise can you do, and how many rounds can you complete? If you begin by completing three rounds, try to reach four or five by the end of the season. Are your planks completed on your knees or feet? Can you keep your arms bent with your weight resting on your elbows, or do you need to move up to your hands? Challenge yourself to improve in one or more of these areas throughout the season.
Healthy Holiday Drinks
Over the next month, you may find yourself tempted to indulge in a variety of delicious Holiday drinks. However, most of these beverages contain a high number of empty calories without much nutritional value. Try this Cranberry Mojito to enjoy sipping Holiday flavor while staying on track with your wellness goals at the same time.
- ¼ Cup of Cranberry Juice
- ¼ Cup of Sparkling Water
- 1 oz. of White Rum (or your choice of vodka or gin)
- 2 tsp. Of Coconut Sugar
- Juice from 1 Lime Wedge
- 3-5 Mint Leaves
Combine the liquid ingredients in a glass and pour over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and enjoy!
Include Healthy Skin In Your Holiday Habits
As you prioritize health throughout your season of gatherings and giving, keep clean and clear skin a priority as well. The Beautycounter Countertime Regimen and Collection include everything you need to keep your skin glowing for the Holiday season, and will carry healthy skin habits into your new year as well.
The Countertime Regimen ($267 price for $297 worth of product) includes:
- Face Wash
- Day Cream
- Night Cream
The Countertime Collection ($382 price for $424 worth of product) includes all of the above, plus BeautyCounter’s luxurious eye cream.
Both kits are designed to visibly firm, brighten, and plump the skin, and you’ll be able to see results in as little as one week or less. The products are a cleaner, gentler version of the commonly prescribed Retinol, a Vitamin A dermatologist product.
Consider purchasing either the Countertime Regimen or Collection as a way to include healthy skin in your Holiday habits or as thoughtful a gift for a loved one. Samples of each product will be available in the studio for you to try before you purchase.
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL by Erin L.
“I’ve been using the entire Countertime Collection since July. Within just a few days, my skin looked brighter and the fine lines around my eyes started to diminish. I continually receive compliments on my skin, even now while I’m six months pregnant. That is another reason I love BeautyCounter’s Countertime Collection; It’s been verified by the Environmental Working Group to be completely safe to use. It has no harsh chemicals, and is even safe to use during pregnancy!”
Scents of the Holidays
With doTERRA’s Essential Oils, it’s easy to have the smells of the season enter your home in a healthy, chemical-free fashion. Try the following diffuser blends to bring even more of the Holidays into your home.
Laser Therapy and Muscle Pain
Muscle pain can come in many forms and can vary from an inconvenience to an injury that keeps you from doing the things you love. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a safe, painless, non-invasive way to lessen or eliminate muscle pain and inflammation. The treatments take only 5-10 minutes, and can get you participating in the activities you enjoy in a fraction of the time that surgery or other treatments take.
You can learn more about this therapy by watching this clip from the tv show The Doctors.
This time of year is filled with traditions and celebrations that bring joy to all who attend. Below are some upcoming events that will bring you and your family the magic of the Holiday season.
This festival kicks off St. Armands’ holiday season and is filled with all of your favorite holiday entertainment. Make a dinner reservation at a nearby restaurant in advance, and follow your meal with a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 pm and a photo with Santa for the kids from 6:30-8:00. The event takes place on the evening of December 6th.
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will be decked out with over 2 million lights and Holiday decorations from December 16th through January 4th. You can also enjoy visits with Santa through Christmas Eve, as well as nightly entertainment, crafts, and games for the kids. This is an event you won’t want to miss.
Something about being on the water makes the lights even more special. Enjoy this Holiday Parade from the Bay Front Park, Marina Jack Restaurant, or City Island on December 14th at 6 pm.