Good morning to you! I am coming at your from Starbucks this morning, I dropped my husband off at work, and now I have some time to kill before I head to my work meeting (not at the office).
I need to take a minute to tell you about the adorable little boy who sat across from me. About three years old, adorable, kept smiling and me and saying hi. When I would say hi back he kept looking over at his dad and rolling his eyes. So cute!
Food, coffee and WIFI? Count me in! Speaking of counting in, check out my guest post over on Healthy Disney today. It’s about my training for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon 🙂
Let’s jump right in, shall we? I wanted to do a Healthy Holidays series pretty much since I started the blogs. I know that for a lot of people, the holidays mean weight gain, but really, that doesn’t have to be true! For years I have managed to navigate the holidays without really much stress or added weight gain, and I am here to share that with you 🙂
Not all at once of course! I am going to be doing a post with helpful tips and a recipe a week (in separate posts) until New Years (um, can we talk about the fact that that is only 8 weeks away. WHAT?!).
First order of business: Prep mentally.
This is HUGE. Sit down, decide what your personal goals are, and set yourself up for success. For some people, that may just be to maintain your weight and to remember to workout more. That’s great! It’s totally up to you. Plan ahead, and know what days you are going to maybe eat a little more, and add in an extra walk or have a super lean and green lunch.
Setting yourself up for success is such a huge factor in being mentally prepared and it will be huge in helping you reach your goals.
Be sure to share your goals with your family and incorporate them as well. Remember what the holidays are really about and focus on that, the rest will fall into place, I promise.
What are your goals for the holiday season? I am ridiculous and trying to continue to LOSE weight before my half marathon, and pick up the mileage 🙂