I'm in, too. Six weeks left of a 20-week fitness program, so I should have no excuses for not sticking with exercise. I do sometimes get 1 or 1-1/2 days behind, but I always get everything for the week done by Sunday. My goal is to not always be playing catch-up!
Whereas we usually spend a week or so in South Carolina visiting my in-laws, I think we're staying in Michigan for Christmas and New Year's this year. That will be HUGELY helpful in maintaining health eating because, although we can always cobble together a vegan meal, whether at a restaurant or a relative's house, I prefer to cook and eat at home: a place where the fries are always baked, the rice is always brown, and HFCS and trans-fats are never, ever welcome.
We powered through the Thanksgiving leftovers already, but managed not to end up ill even the day of, since everything I made was just a more time-consuming version of what I would cook normally, and there was a lot more to choose from. Since I didn't plan to cook at all, initially, I haven't been grocery shopping for over a week -- I just ripped through the fridge, freezer, and pantry, and used things that needed to be used. So, now the kitchen is empty and it feels really, REALLY good, and I'm going to fill it with kale and mushrooms, lol.
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." -Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
I'm wearing my Fitbit and most days I am meeting or exceeding my 10 thousand steps daily goal. My steps get posted wirelessly to my SP exercise tracker and to the SP Fitbit Challenge.
During this last part of 2012, I want to maintain or lose a little weight, while practically the entire universe overeats and gains. There won't be a lot of support from others at the holiday troughs until Jan 1 when the universe switches to weight loss mode. My doctor agrees that it's easy to gain weight during the next few weeks. He suggests that I find one food-related goal that I will commit to doing, come hell or high water.
Since night-time overeating is getting too comfy once again, I am considering closing my kitchen at 8:30 pm, except for tea and/or water.
I'm trying to bike longer into the winter, it's such great exercise and I really enjoy it. I think today was the coldest I've biked in (around 41) and I went just over 10 miles....and it was one of my best rides ever! I want to keep with it until the weather makes it either unsafe or not fun.
We hosted Thanksgiving this year and once everyone was gone the leftover desserts and most other fattening stuff went into the trash (we tried to get others to take some, but there was still quite a bit left). It's just too much temptation.
From Halloween to New Year, I promote in my water aerobics class a "chain of fitness". Every class you attend, you get a little plastic link. There's a scheme for silly prizes at the end, but the big idea is that every workout builds on the previous one. If you miss a workout or two, you shouldn't just throw up your hands and drop out and come back with the rest of the lemmings on Jan 2. Keep building, keep maintaining that chain no matter what else is going on around you!
Good thinking ahead! This is that time of year when we will surely stray. I'm thinking that I'll focus on drinking loads and loads and loads of water this season. First thing in the morning, any time I go to the fridge, before I go to the bathroom, after I go to the bathroom, all the time all the time all the time Water Water Water.
"What's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding." Elvis Costello
"A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise." A.A. Milne
"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." The Little Engine Who Could
This thread is dedicated to those of us who will inevitably stray from healthy habits during this season of gluttony. But as the old saying goes, it is not how many times you fall down, but how many times you get up.
Post your successes or suggestions here on how to get back on track after falling off.
I went somewhat off my low carb regime with Thanksgiving dinner and movie popcorn last night.
Today, I am back on that horse and riding on track. So far, breakfast and lunch were excellent.
I also plan to get some exercise painting my living room and with the Xbox dance game.
Anyone else renewing their commitment to healthy living?
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin
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