One tip to maintain, not gain, over the holidays

By Bridgette Petrino | body

Nov 29


We just want to maintain our health this month

The holiday madness has begun. And, there is no reason not to indulge this season. But, we also don’t want to feel regretful and bloated come January 1st.

So, what we can do instead of trying to diet right now? Because dieting in December is risky. There is a high probability of giving up and consequently feeling like crap about giving up.

Instead what we want to do is maintain. This time of year is demanding enough, and we don’t want to end up frustrated with ourselves.

HOW do we maintain?

I recently chatted with Marci Thear, owner of DigIn Fitness, to find out how we can maintain our health over the holidays. She is an AH-MAZING fitness instructor and nutrition counselor. I can’t say enough about her. Marci is pretty much a local celebrity here, and she is the person who inspired me to become a fitness instructor. She will seriously make you feel like you can conquer the world in the gym.

Marci’s first tip is that maintaining is all about balance. So, after we all just had a nice Thanksgiving feast, let’s switch to something lighter. She recommends making a lean protein, like Salmon, for dinner. She also suggests dropping the carbs and loading up on the greens for post-feast meals.

Thankfully, she isn’t telling us to not indulge, because well, that’s not going to happen. At least not for me… She is just saying to balance. Okay, I can handle that.

Let’s enjoy this time of year and not beat ourselves up for indulging a bit. And, check out this video to hear more about her and what she recommends doing in order to maintain over the holiday season.

No, seriously, check it out, because I borderline stalked her to get this video. Yup. I am a major #fangirl.

For 9 more tips, plus live Q&A with Marci, check out the VIP membership group. She is going to be our December Guest Expert! I am. So. Excited.

Oh, and here is what she said after I stalked her to get this video done. Because, PS- this was her first live video and she didn’t want to do it. But, I don’t take lame excuses from people, I get shit done, and I am a major #fangirl of hers. So, yeah, the video happened.
“Here’s to knowing someone’s potential and making them get after it! We are two peas in a pod. Thanks girl. I love your positivity and your kind approach. You are a breath of fresh air in a world that wants to rain on everyone’s parade! Keep shining Bridgette Petrino. I like the way you think.” 

Thanks Marci <3

PPS – So, basically, if you are done with mom guilt, and you are ready to be YOU, regardless of what everyone else is telling you to be, well then.. you want to do this with us. And since I talk about my cyber Monday special in the video, but I am posting this blog 4 days later, I am honoring the discount just for today. Use “cyber25” at checkout. 


PPPS – Want to learn more about Marci? Check out her Facebook page here. You will love her.


About the Author

Bridgette is Founder and CEO of Mommy Needs a Timeout. She empowers moms to reconnect with their identities OUTSIDE of being a mom, without the guilt.

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