Are you tired of the holidays yet? Cause I kinda am. I love the holidays. I am a total social butterfly and love socializing, savoring food with friends and makin’ memories…but I also am a creature of habit.
I mean, most athletes are. Throw me off my schedule and I kinda feel like “F^ it, I rather skip that workout now that I can’t do it the way I always do it.” I don’t know. Its kind of stupid, but its true.
So since we are allll going through this RN, why don’t we take a hard look at our calendar and figure out what’s realistic.
I get so resentful when I feel like I’ve lost control (of my training, of my health, of my eating choices). So before the holidays CONTROLS me, I am about to control the holidays.
Here’s what we are gona’ do. Take out that Google Calendar (or planner, whatever) and go through this list
Parties you don’t ACTUALLY want to go to and don’t HAVE to go to? Cancel
Here’s the deal. If you don’t want to go and you don’t have to go, then don’t freakin’ go. Do something for yourself during that time. Maybe its clean your kitchen (yes, this relaxes me, don’t judge!). Maybe its get yo’ nails did. Maybe it’s a run. Whatevs. You earned it
Parties where the food ain’t gona be that delish? Put a star next to them
When you see a star on your social calendar, it should help to remind you that that party ain’t the party to indulge. It just won’t be worth it. If you can bring your own healthy food, then try this recipe cause its REALLY EASY and filling.
Veggies & Dip
½ cup plain full fat Greek yogurt (may sub with Kite Hill if dairy free)
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup Simply Organic Herb Spice Mix
Pre-Cut Crudite from the Grocery Store & some high fiber crackers (Mary’s Gone Crackers are delish)
the sour cream, Greek yogurt and herb mix in a small round Tupperware. Dip crudité and enjoy!
Days when your schedule is just SO overwhelming that YOU KNOW you’re not actually going to be able to squeeze that run in/attend that spin class? Delete the ambitious exercise plan.
Here’s the deal. I want you exercising, obvi, but I don’t want you feeling guilty when it just isn’t written in the stars. Its good to have exercise planned into your busy weeks, but if there’s a 1, 2, 3, heck even 6 day stretch where you’re just running around like a crazy person non-stop, then maybe the extra sleep is better than the 30 minute workout. How about you squeeze a walk in on your lunch break instead? Or park your car far away at every department store so you’re forced to squeeze in extra steps while doing holiday shopping.
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