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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!)
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  • FITAT50
    Can anybody really eat just one?! Last round I banned gummy bears from my home and this round I banned twizzlers, I admit I've been hitting the chocolate a little more often than I should.

    You know what you need to do, get that plan nailed down for those date nights and you'll do fine.
    2034 days ago
  • LUCYLU22
    So glad to hear that you are healing from your pulled muscle!! Best wishes on finding the BEST way to date and eat healthy for YOU!! I know you will find that happy medium. Wonderful plan to stay on track!!!
    2034 days ago
    Like you, I have trigger foods and when I don't have the strength to say no, they need to be out of the house. Since I do most of the food shopping it's usually not a problem.
    Sounds like a great plan. emoticon
    2034 days ago
    Great ideas for making it through the holidays! Now, print it off and post it everywhere. Several people at our Admin office have changed to stand up desks and really like it. I'd like to try it but don't think our budget can afford it after paying admin fees.
    2034 days ago
    I'm telling you, bread and waffles and granola are the biggest things that keep me from trying paleo, but I keep looking at it like maybe.. just maybe..
    I hope you made it through the long holiday weekend alright. Did the Hot Buttered Run yesterday and thought of you (among many others). I'll keep all appropriate parts crossed that you're feeling fit and fine for Vegas!
    Nice to hear about the vegetarian! Good luck with that as well!
    2034 days ago
    emoticon This plan seems Very Workable to me! I am glad that the Muscle is better, Injuries are beyond FRUSTRATING!!
    emoticon I am looking forward to hearing all about the Rock & Roll Race! I am glad that you are able to walk part of it. Maybe someday I will be able to be there for it. Running will NEVER be in my Fitness Program, but I can walk pretty quickly, and I am working up to a 15 Minute Mile.
    2035 days ago
    Glad you are healing from a pulled muscle. Injuries are so frustrating when you enjoy exercising. Good luck...you can do this!

    2036 days ago
    emoticon I also have to stay away from the sweets because I can't have just one. I don't have them in my house and I do my best to stay away from them at work!
    2036 days ago
    Great plan! Let us know how it works!
    2036 days ago
    All of the best with your plan! You can make it work for you, I know you can.
    2036 days ago
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