Are you ready for Christmas?? I’m not and I have not been my usual Fitkist self. I missed Zumba, I skipped walking and I have not been running. Needless to say the damn marbles will not budge from one jar to the other. I don’t feel too bad since Rob is using his marble jars as paperweights.
But, since there are just about 10 days left of 2012 I am not going to beat myself up or be too disappointed. My goal for the next ten days is to keep it together, workout as possible and eat smarter not harder.
For Santa, Not Melissa
Like you, I have been bombarded with holiday invites: parties, dinners, drinks, coffees. Everyone is bringing candy, cookies or wine to my house and leaving it there. They are trying to be nice, jerks. Unfortunately, none of those items are on the fitkist meal plan. But, I know that I can make it through the next couple of weeks if follow a few tips to avoid what I like to call “Fat Santa Syndrome.” Anyone who has struggled with their weight knows what this is. You feel fat and you think “whatever, I am already feeling/looking fat I will just eat and drink everything in sight because it won’t matter.” OH YES IT DOES!
Gaining ten additional pounds is going to make any weight loss goal that much harder and your skinny jeans that much tighter. Don’t do it man!
So, in an effort to avoid this I am going to be overly conscious of this syndrome. Ideally, I would like to have a shirt made but I am too lazy and too broke now.
HOW TO AVOID FAT SANTA SYNDROME
1. Drink Up! …water that is. Water is what I want my body to be made of and FULL of. As, a result my goal is to drink ten ounces of water before each meal. It’s not only hydrating and filling it really helps my digestion and skin (which are added benefits).
2. Eat Special! …I am going to only eat foods that I know I will not be able to get readily in the next few months. For example, I am not going to eat chocolate chip cookies (pictured deliciously above) – since those have a year-round availability. But, my Mom rarely makes her delicious stuffing so I’m going for that instead. I also plan to be aware of the portions and my fullness levels. Two things that I think really affect overeating.
3. Work It Out! I know that I won’t be able to workout every day but I can certainly do it every other day. As a result, I am ONLY allowing 24 free hours workout free. After that a mandatory sweat session is in order. 20 minutes is better than NO minutes! If I can do it you can do it.
What do you think about these tips? What is your plan to avoid weight gain over the holidays?
I am running my first virtual race tomorrow so wish me luck. It is the Hooters 5K Kiss Mayan Ass! Hopefully, the world will be here tomorrow so I can do it.
Have you ever run one of these? I will post a race recap soon and let you know how it goes.