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
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 !