It can be argued that the holiday season is the worst time to get into shape. However, that is exactly what I am endeavoring to do. So, how do I balance getting a six pack with the holiday season?
Easy: moderation and designation.
If you’re like me and you have an office job, chances are co-workers have been bringing in the holiday treats at a consistent rate since October. And that’s on top of what’s in the office already… I have it as a rule of thumb to stay away from the unhealthy office mainstays. As for the rest, if it’s something unique (i.e. not just a snickers bar or the like) or something I know that I will thoroughly enjoy, I’ll have a small serving.
However, I’ll only have some if I know that I won’t feel guilty about it. I’m sure we’ve all been there, where we thought, “I shouldn’t have eaten that” or “that was a little too much.” Feeling guilty about food not good. That’s why I make sure my treats are worth it.
The infamous cheat day. I have begun to incorporate them into my fitness plan, and you know what? They keep in check. They give me something to look forward to, which motivates me to continue making healthy choices in the meantime.
My last cheat day was this past Saturday and my next will be Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I am lucky enough to lots of beautiful people to celebrate with, so my Xmas festivities are broken up into both days. So, yes, this week I will have two cheat days.
This does not mean, however, that I’ll go crazy and eat everything. 1. Too many sweets (or just sweets in general) can make me sick, and 2. Moderation still stands. Really, I’m just looking to intake all of my carbs via tamales and champurrado. See Blogmas Day 7 to see what I’m talking about.
I hope these tactics help you out as well. Stay healthy, my friends!
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