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The Damage of Taking a "Break"

Monday, December 09, 2013

Ok - we started this journey to get healthy and stay healthy ! We wanted to look fantastic, feel younger, look younger, have more energy and be able to play just like the grandkids. Oh - and to enjoy life ! So, is there any reason to take a break from all of that ?

Oh yeah - the reason is "this time of year is so busy", "I want to enjoy myself, not diet during the holidays", "I love the cookies they bring to work", "I want to have a mixed drink at the party".

That's fine, but those things don't mean we have to take a break.
1. Plan your time and tasks, putting your exercise first on the list
2. Enjoy yourself, don't guilt yourself if you eat a few more calories at the Christmas party than usual - but you can still eat healthy 90% of the time. You are not going to be presented with Holiday meals every day of the week !
3. Try the cookie - cut it in half and share it with a friend !
4. Have a mixed drink - ONE - if your party is at home, check out the skinny cocktail recipies on spark, I thought they looked good.

For some sobering statistics more about taking a break, read this article on Spark: http://www.sparkpeople.com/blo
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f_taking_a_break_for_the_holidays

We can do this ! We can do Insanity and eat a piece of Holiday too ! After all, this time of year is about being thankful for blessings of the past year, sharing happiness with family, and looking toward an even better future ! What better way to do that than stay on the healthy track that makes us happy !

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ABAKER34 12/10/2013 10:29AM

    Great blog. I find it's so easy to give in to the mindset of "I already ate this so I might as well scrap the day, or blow or the whole week". We need to not let ourselves give in completely and keep pushing through.

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WHYTEBROWN 12/9/2013 10:23PM

    emoticon It's after reading that article that I decided to give myself a goal to take me through the holidays. If I want to achieve my goal I don't have time for breaks and can hopefully avoid the pitfall they bring. emoticon

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NOSNHOJA 12/9/2013 4:23PM

  I read that article today and was amazed at the weight gain that can be accumulated during this time of year. I appreciate your 90% comment and believe that it is easier to give in to temptation this time of year. However, we can be consistent in tracking food and exercise which provides its own motivation for ongoing care.

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