The winter holidays are officially here and of course we get to kick it off with food, food, and more food. That’s right, it’s Thanksgiving week, and here at Sobella Wear we are so ready to eat, eat, and eat some more. But we know that just because it’s time for family pot lucks and pies galore, our active lifestyles of practices, workouts and classes do not stop. We still have to keep our bodies in shape to continue to conquer our daily routines.
That is why we asked one of our Sobella Girls to give us the lowdown on how to handle this year’s holiday eats and sweets.
This is our girl, Tatiana. She’s been dancing since she was 3 years old! That’s 19 years of dedication, hard work, and amazing opportunities, like learning from company members Chunky Move and Pina Bausch, and dancing in Paris this past summer #SoJealous. She loves every type of food and isn’t afraid to try new things. She has her own nutrition advice page on Facebook called “Got Nutrition?” (You should totally check it out because she is awesome).
Here are her tips for active girls getting through this holiday season:
“Be moderate with portion sizes”
Tatiana loves honey smoked ham with corn, mashed potatoes, salad, and a delicious cold pasta her grandma makes. She doesn’t think anyone should have to stay away from anything if they really want to eat it, but it’s all about the portions.
“If you’re going to eat rice, then stay away from the mashed potatoes, and vice versa”
Some sound advice! Having one starch or one kind of dessert is really going to help that moderation with your food intake. It also leaves room for other veggies, carbs and proteins that are going to give you an energy boost for your next workout.
“Never stop moving”
Tatiana reminds us that staying still for a day is like missing a whole week worth of dance. Yowza! So she suggests getting some type of exercise in even if it’s just a bit of cardio around your neighborhood or in your house.
“Drink a lot of water”
Something we can all easily forget to do. Remind yourself to have a glass of water a few times a day by setting an alarm on your phone.
“Enjoy your holidays!”
Enjoy the time spent with your family and don’t be afraid to have a little bit of your favorite foods. As long as you stay active, drink water, and portion your meals, you’ll be ready to tackle your workouts as if Thanksgiving and Christmas didn’t even happen.
Happy eating, girls!