Staying on Track Through the Holidays
Sunday, November 25, 2012
One of the Silver Spies Weekend Challenges is to blog about how to stay on track through the holidays. I am struggling right now, so I really need to think through how I can stay on track.
#1. Run....My pulled muscle from 8 weeks ago seems to have finally healed. I ran 5 miles this morning and felt pretty good. Granted, this leaves me SO untrained for Rock n Roll Vegas, but I can stick with my Long Beach and Girl Friends plan and walk the majority of it. So, Run...it helps me maintain my sanity and Burn off any unplanned trips to the dark side of nutrition! Run, Minimum of 3 days a week. Text Shelly and say Let's Run!
#2. Stick to my guns when it comes to eating out. Dating and eating healthy don't always go hand in hand. Even dating a man who eats primarily vegetarian doesn't always work into healthy meals. Yesterday was spent wine tasting, which means bread and cheese and lots of sips of wine! Since I drove, I didn't finish most of the pours, thank goodness...but I digress. There will be lots more of this type of activities, and I'll need to make a plan ahead of time and stick to it.
#3. Keep moving at work. I am going to ask for a standing work station at the office, the kind that can be raised and lowered. I'm pretty sure my immediate boss will agree, but not sure is the next approver up the chain will. It doesn't hurt to ask. Also need to take more than one break a day to walk with Jeff.
#4. Stay away from the JUNK! I cannot just eat one, so it is best I never eat any. Stay out of the candies and cookies and save my splurges for cheeses and meats.
#5. Try to make a final decision if the Paleo diet works for me. The past few weeks have been so insane, I've been on and off it way too much. I need to give myself the opportunity to stick to it for a full month and see how I do, with no slips. So, this week begins 4 weeks of 80% paleo, and I must remember that just because there is bread in front of me, it doesn't mean I must eat it. If I'm still seeing the new man through the holidays, I can always pass the bread on to him! (this could be interesting!)