#1 ENJOY YOURSELF:
Don't beat yourself up about not eating super clean for a few days. The holidays come around once a year. Once. Just like a few healthy meals won't help you get closer to your goals, a few unhealthy meals won't suddenly destroy them. It's not about how you occasionally eat. It's about what you do most of the time.
#2 PLAN AHEAD:
While I'm definitely a little more relaxed during the holidays, I still don't want to go buck wild. Although I love treats and good food, I feel so much better when I'm exercising and fueling my body well. In order to enjoy myself, but not go craaaazy and make myself sick, I plan ahead. Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch are typically the big meals in my family, and I plan on getting down with all of the good stuff. With that, I know I can start both days off with a good, healthy breakfast. I can drink a ton of water and stay well hydrated. Think about when you're going to not worry so much about nutrition, and make an effort to get in some good nutrients during the other meals.
#3 STAY ACTIVE:
I 100% don't believe that you need to "earn" your food. Exercise never cancels out what you eat. I think that is an incredibly unhealthy way of viewing food. Food is fuel and we need it regardless of if we exercised or not. However, remaining active over the holidays helps me stay on track. I feel better and I always make better eating choices when I work out because I want to keep that "good" feeling around. We are celebrating Christmas with my family this year, but are then going to Arizona for a week. I won't have my normal schedule or resources, so I plan on doing a lot of at home workouts.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS, YOU GUYS!!! Enjoy the holidays and don't stress out. Eat the good food, but also be sure to get in the actual good food too!