This time of year brings out the hustle and the bustle to get the best deal on the perfect gift! With the busy crowds of Black Friday through the online blast of sales of Cyber Monday, the deals just seem to keep going all weekend and beyond.
But in all this craziness of standing in hour-long lines, hearing the bickering between neighboring customers, and getting the last Buzz Lightyear on the shelf, we seem to let our waistlines slide during this time of year. But let’s face it… we are surrounded by the yummiest foods of the year ~ the turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, ham, eggnog, chocolate, etc.! If you plan to participate at all in the holidays, it’s hard to avoid these… and who would want to!!!
However, we can’t just let our discipline, determination, and motivation fall by the wayside. There are good choices to be made for your health, even during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
For instance, you could still enjoy pumkin pie, but some options are available to make it better for your health. You can make the crust with ground almond meal… not the flaky, butter-filled white flour. It has more nutritional value and is not wasted, empty calories. AND you can choose to have a smaller piece!
Instead of choosing the steak & potato plate at the company Christmas party, choose fish or a salad. Try coconut milk based nog or at least organic. And limit yourself to a few sips a day. It will last longer and it won’t add inches to your hips.
And let’s not forget our fitness! Working out during the season of eating more sugary, fatty foods is better than having to work off the extra layer of fat at the beginning of the new year. Walk more. Go for a run 3 times a week. Take the stairs instead of the elevator to the office. Finish your day with a few push-ups and crunches.
It’s a special time of year… my favorite, in fact. Don’t make any of it bad by making the wrong decisions for your health!
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Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!