The holidays are here in all of their celebratory glory...
Sugar plums are dancing around in your head and fragrant family recipes, that you've adored since childhood, adorn the dining room table like presents under the tree.
Soon enough the clock will strike midnight on January 1st, and all your good intentions will resume as you resurface from your post-holiday food coma and the fog of your New Year's Eve champagne toasts. By January 2nd, scale and gym membership sales will skyrocket and your favorite fitness class with be flooded with unfamiliar faces; all resolving to "be healthy" just like you.
This year, more than any other, I am hell bent on making good with my nutrition and exercise goals. After all, just because "I just got married" doesn't mean it's over. For me, it's just begun. I'm inspired by the weight I lost for the big day and want to continue to be the healthiest version of myself as I look toward the new year. Of course, like many newlyweds acclimating to married life, the weight my husband and I lost for the wedding soon crept back up post-honeymoon. Too much celebrating! So, now, we're both making strides to strike the balance and train for a half marathon with the same enthusiasm we had leading up to our big day.
In the spirit of "Happy and Healthily Ever After," I reached out to newlywed, exercise guru and Beachbody Coach, Dana Ravanis, to shed some light on what motivates her and on some pointers for "sticking with it" as we head into 2016.
Below is our insightful interview.