The holiday season is upon us and statistically people put on 8 to 13lbs over this time. We all know that the next month is filled with parties, dinners, and constant sweets at work. What can you do? Well you know you’re going to indulge so let’s take that head on and deal with it.
Time to Indulge
Let’s be honest, at this time of year sometimes it’s enough to just want to maintain our weight so we don’t dig a bigger hole for ourselves come the New Year’s resolutions. We know we are going to indulge but the difference between really packing it on and not, is setting limits and having alternatives.
Set a daily limit of how much you will treat yourself before you step out of the house. You don’t have to treat yourself everyday either. But a limit will allow you to indulge without binging. It will also forced you to track how much you are treating yourself, which is a great way for you to be more accountable.
Bring healthy and tasty snacks to work. Nuts and fruits are great ways to fill the void without packing on the pounds.
Give It Away
Another great idea is to give some of those sweets to a worthy cause. There are a great many people out there that are not going to have a great holiday season so donating some of your sweets to a local soup kitchen will really be appreciated and make you feel better for doing it.
If you know your New Year’s resolution is to workout and get fit then start early. Get moving now to increase your odds of really sticking with a new commitment to fitness this year. Within a month you will have already developed the workout habit, and if you can manage to fit it in over the holidays there will be no excuses to miss a workout in the New Year.
That extra calorie burn will also help keep you from storing that heavy food we are all sure to be enjoying this December. Besides it won’t be that long at all before you’ll want to be back in a bikini or shorts. Don’t put your head in the sand and pretend you won’t regret putting on more weight.
Make decisions for what you really want, not what you want in the moment.