Confession: I ate too much. WAY too much. I think I may have rivaled not only Lukus, but his brother (who before yesterday outweighed me by 100 lbs) as well. I feel ashamed. So much so that I am getting my rear to the gym asap. And because I have a sneaking suspicion that I am not the only epicurean (I am so diplomatic!), I am using this opportunity to share some advice to get you through the holiday season with your waistline intact.
- Start With A Plan: If you don’t have a fixed schedule for working out during this crazy time, the gym will end up falling to the bottom of the list. However if you go ahead and create a schedule for yourself the working out will become a greater priority.
- Be Realistic: Frankly, this time of year is crazy and expecting to work out for an hour fives days a week is probably not going to happen. Cut yourself down to what you can do. If that is three days a week for 20 minutes- great! Something is better than nothing.
- Wear Something Sexy: That’s right, pick at least one hot number a week to wear. Okay, it doesn’t have to be sexy, but it should be fitted. This will encourage you to keep working. Not only will you want to be able to fit in the planned outfit, but you will also feel great about yourself when you do.
- Drink Water: During the holidays we all tend to drink more alcohol. Unfortunately this is the epitome of empty calories. While I know cutting out alcohol may not be completely realistic (although I do recommend it!), try alternating adult beverages with glasses of water. This way you will fill up faster, avoid dehydration and/or avoid the holiday bloat by flushing those high sodium meals.
- Create Active Traditions: Instead of following a large meal with a seat on the couch in front of the television, plan a family hike or football game. Or just take a walk around the neighborhood. The more sedentary you are the harder it is to get motivated, so don’t let the lethargy take hold of yourself and loved ones!