As I sit here this week and fill up my calendar for the up coming Holidays, it’s starting to look like I will have a holiday party almost every weekend leading up to New Years starting next weekend. Talk about crazy! I’m not complaining though because I absolutely love the Holidays. Everything about this time of year just makes me smile. I love all of the festive festivities! The one thing I do not look forward too though, is the vast amount of food the holidays revolve around. I mean, co-workers bringing treats to the office, cider at the Holiday parties, Christmas cookies and Holiday yams galore. While it is all absolutely delicious. It all starts to add up.
Self-love and body image love are so incredibly important but so is health. And if you’re worried about having diabetes after the holiday season is over, then we have a problem lol. The truth is, more than 58.3% of people gain weight during the Holiday season and that weight ranges anywhere from 7-10 lbs. While that doesn’t sound so bad at first, the truth is, it could take up to 5 months to lose the holiday weight and most people do not ever work it off. So each year, the number on the scales continues to rise.
So I am here to help you! I promise you can enjoy the Holidays and all of the food the holidays brings while not having to stretch your waistline. After almost 7 years of following these rules, I have yet to put on one pound during the holidays, swear. The best part? I never felt like I missed out once.
Excuses You Need To Leave Behind
The Standard Rules
At the end of it all, my best advice is to enjoy yourself. Moderation is key. Don’t forget to sweat and eat healthy when you can. If pumpkin pie is your thing, then enjoy it! Just don’t lose sight of your goal. Don’t give up just because it is the holidays. You can do this!
I’m a fashion obsessed, fitness fanatic and self proclaimed interior designer. I love to travel, drink wine and spend time with my Fiancé and Golden Retriever.