Hey there, fitness enthusiasts! If you’re anything like me, you’re gearing up for the holiday season, wondering how to keep that energy flowing without getting lost in the chaos of diet culture. So, let’s dive into holiday fitness, staying true to ourselves, and setting goals that are as sassy as they are smart!

Staying True to Yourself

In the world of non-diet living and body positivity, the holidays are all about doing you, without worrying about Susan or Bob and their (questionable?) diet choices. Embrace your non-diet lifestyle, acknowledge your boundaries, and revel in the fact that you get to choose what works best for you, whether it’s a hardcore workout, a cozy night in or something in between.

3 photos of Lisa-Marie. on the left she is in the gym doing a lat pulldown, the centre she is in the backyard playing with her daughter and the right she is back in the garage gym squatting

Tips for Staying Physically Active without the Diet Drama

Who says you can’t stay active during the holiday season? If structured workouts are your jam, keep rocking them, but maybe dial it down to a couple of times a week. Feeling adventurous? Try something new – a bike ride, a walk, or maybe even a dance-off in the living room. The beauty of living a body-neutral life is that you get to decide what makes you feel good, without stressing over the scales.

Shutting Down Diet Culture Chatter

Ah, the pressures of diet culture during the holidays. As a non-diet warrior, your gym space is often your castle, but beyond those walls, diet culture may persist. Remember, you’re not the Diet Culture Avenger – your job is to live authentically. Politely shut down those unwanted conversations with a simple “eyes on your own plate” or even the classic shoulder shrug with a little ‘you do you’ thrown in, and focus on enjoying the holiday vibes.

The Importance of Fitness That Fits

Why should fitness be adaptable and sustainable, especially during the whirlwind of the holidays? Because life is unpredictable, and so is the holiday season. Let your fitness routine be as flexible as your plans. Whether it’s a quick workout or a leisurely stroll, adaptability ensures you don’t sacrifice movement for the festivities.

LM and her husband smiling at the top of a hill after hiking part of the surf coast. The cliffs and ocean are behind them and it is a sunny day

Embrace the holiday season as a time to honor your unique journey and celebrate the strength in choosing what feels right for you. Whether it’s maintaining your fitness routine, exploring new ways to move, or gracefully navigating through diet culture chatter, remember that your well-being is the ultimate gift you can give yourself. This holiday season, let’s redefine fitness on our own terms, with a sprinkle of body positivity and a dash of non-diet living. And hey, if you’re looking for some extra support in your fitness journey, don’t forget to check out my online coaching – it’s not just a program; it’s a commitment to your joyous, sassy, and empowered self.

Cheers to a holiday season filled with self-love, movement, and the freedom to be authentically you!

Choose YOUR strength

Lisa-Marie (she/her)





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