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Day 210: Staying on track during the holidays

Monday, December 16, 2013

Oops - it's been a long time since my last blog!

The holidays are probably the hardest time for me, as I'm sure they are for most people. And BLC23 ends this week, so I'm going to be flying solo until the next round.

So how should I stay on track? Here are my plans:

emoticon Exercise! I've found that my body really likes exercise and when I do it, the number on the scale drops. I've dusted off my Wii and am working on the 45 day challenge with EA Sports Active More Workouts. My workout days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (although I've been busy the last couple of Mondays, so it's more like Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). I have been slacking on the weekends because I tend to be more active anyway: playing with my son, going grocery shopping, cleaning house, etc. It's not intentional exercise, but it is exercise. However, I do want to do yoga on the weekends to help with my back as well as my overall well-being.

The Plan: EASA on Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Yoga on Saturday/Sunday.

emoticon Eat less sweets! This past week was rough due to TOM. I'm actually good with not eating sugary snacks if they aren't around. Well, they were around! My mother-in-law bakes cookies every Christmas with her mother-in-law, and she ships us a box full of them. This year she made peanut butter cookies especially for me. It's hard to say no to generosity like that! Once the holidays are over and all that junk is OUT OF MY HOUSE, I'll be great. Really. Sometimes I'll get a craving, but for the most part, I'm good with a granola bar or yogurt or banana.

The Plan: Get all of the sweets out of my house! I'll probably be consuming most of them, but I'll see if I can bring some to work or a relative's house.

emoticon Keep on Sparking! I will admit, my tracking has been ridiculous lately. In all honesty, I have been measuring out my food - I just don't bother putting it online. I'm not sure where the laziness comes from, but it needs to stop. Actually, it probably comes from not knowing how to track the food I'm eating when we go out and the cookies I'm consuming at home. Total accountability!

The Plan: Track. Just do it. Guesstimate if I have to. We're going out for dinner tonight to a place I've never been to and have never seen the menu, so this could go either way.

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