so i’m at the 6-week mark of my current fitbook, which if you recall was an effort to bid adieu to my souvenir pounds i brought back from italy. but you probably don’t recall because since undergoing this all-out endeavor i’ve blogged a whopping 4 times. [whoa, slow down there chica.] so, one might ask, how is it going? well that’s a fabulous question. i have hit the gym like no other with crazy good workouts, often waking up 3-4 times per week to get a morning run in and then lifting in the evening. and yet, this time of year, regardless of how diligent you try to be, it’s tough to make progress, let alone maintain. i have made progress (yay me) but with the holidays in full swing, i have 3 choices:
see the gym is the easy part for me. i love it. workouts keep me sane and focused and a much-needed relief from a stressful day. but italian thanksgiving with grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie, a wine tasting weekend, christmas sunday fundays, holiday parties + fa la la festivities can take a toll. no matter how hard you hit the gym, you cannot out-train those extra bites, sips + sweets. i thought i’d share some of my health(ier) holiday sips from a recent gathering that are tastebud pleasers without being waistband expanders. just a few tweaks on a few warm holidays sips!
remember: making healthy choices is important – and so is enjoying the holiday season. only YOU know the right balance for you! it seems at the holidays everyone seems it’s their business what you eat or don’t eat. remember to choose what works for you. not budging from your clean-eating-action-plan? yay you! be prepared to get flack from those with less willpower. usually eat healthy and decide to sneak some treats? be ready to be called out by someone that was just waiting to prove that you’re not perfect. repeat after me: “i appreciate you’re so concerned with my dietary intake and i assure you i’ve got this under control.” if you can’t tell, more than one holiday haggle has resulted from this topic of conversation! [for more tips, here’s my holiday survival guide]
now i’m off to get a workout in – the “absolute must” in this holiday moderation equation. sneak a treat? fine. but don’t forget to sneak in those workouts first!
p.s. have a healthy twist on any of these or another one to add to the list? share!
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