Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tip for Tuesday: Surviving the Holidays

Goal for this week: give myself a break. I am doing a good job at just going with the flow so far this week. Last night, I had a salad for dinner and got some exercise in.

The salad was amazing! Homemade ranch, black olives, egg, tomatoes and some chick peas. As for my exercise for last night, I was ready to try something new! A local sign has been catching my eye for a while now at a local church. The sign is for Beginner Zumba classes on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Last night, at 6:30, I decided I would give it a try. I got ready, and made it just in time... just in time to see this:

Zumba was cancelled. Bummer! When I got home, I did some Zumba from a Youtube video. It's not the same as an actual class, I'm sure. I really hope they have the Zumba class next week, because I'm ready to try something new!

It's been a little while since I've done a "Tip for Tuesday" and I figured with the Thanksgiving holiday just a couple days away, this would be a good time to share some tips!

Surviving the Holidays

I, personally, experience some motivation issues around the Holidays (clearly so, after my post from Sunday). The days leading up to Thanksgiving, are especially tough. The reason, I believe, is because I start thinking "why should I be good today, if I am going to just indulge on Thanksgiving". Writing it out that way, makes the thought seem silly, now!

Tip # 1: Fight the all or nothing mentality.
For some, the all or nothing mentality is a constant battle. This use to be the case for me. Thankfully, I have gotten over that mentality for the most part, however; it does tend to "come home for the Holidays". If you find yourself stuck in the "all-or-nothing" mind frame, here's what you need to remember: just because you am going to indulge on Thanksgiving, doesn't mean that the entire week should be a free-for-all. That will only make things worse.

Indulging in a little more food than I'm use to over the Holiday's is a given for me. I don't want to change that, either. If you're like me and you don't want to give up your turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, and roll this Thanksgiving; then you need to compromise with me, a little.

Tip # 2: Compromise, a little.
If you are going to eat more, then exercise more. If you are going to eat less nutritious food during Thanksgiving, then make sure you get your nutritious food in the days prior and after. As for me, I am eating salads for dinner this week and will be doing something active each night. This should help balance things out for the week.

Tip # 3: Let go of guilt, and give yourself a break.
Simple as that!

What are some of your tips for surviving the Holidays?

1 comment:

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