Well – just finished a gym workout session and I may take a break over the Christmas festive season – but just because I will not work out at the gym it doesn’t mean I won’t do some form of exercising.
My husband has actually given me a Wii for Christmas but I had to know about it. It is a bit difficult for some people to keep a secret. I am thinking ahead – I think I might use that for my exercise for the holiday period. It should be a lot of fun. I bet the kids will show me a thing or two.
The problem that a lot of us face, over the holidays , is the amount of eating and drinking we seem to indulge in. Yes, I am guilty too – we catch up with friends and family and what do we do? We tend to eat, drink and talk and not a lot of time left for the exercise regime. We exercise the facial muscles but not much more.
Over the years I have developed a few tricks. I am very selective about what I will have to eat if I am just catching up with friends – nothing that is greasy. Try sticking to just one drink and heaps of water. I even take a plate that I know has healthy options for me. I like carrot and celery sticks. I try and avoid potato chips because they are very moreish and it is difficult to stop at just a few.
What ever you do this year – enjoy! Remember we can all start thinking ahead for the New Year’s resolutions, regarding a healthy living or lifestyle change – but if you make a resolution – stick to it for more than a day or a week!!!