The Holiday Grind

Ok..the schedule struggle is real this year and I really need to get “on the grind” with my exercise routines. My work hours are later this year and I have been struggling to develop a exercise routine. So I had to develop a plan that I like to call:  The Holiday Grind:  I have to stay committed for the next 2 months.  The holidays can be damaging to health goals.  Of course for me its all about maintaining my healthy lifestyle, but with all of the cookies, cakes, and other delicious treats flying around, it can be difficult to resist the temptation.  Other than building up the resistance to say “NO” to tasty treats, I plan to commit myself to my exercise routine, which consists of aerobics, toning, & yoga.  Majority of my exercise days will be on the weekend, which works with my new work schedule, while committing myself to 2 days of exercise during the work week.  Here are some other tips that I will put to use during these tempting months of treats:

The Sneaky Snack Attack:

So like most people, I do need a snack at times between meals.  I will pack 1-2 snacks in my lunch bag, to fill the crave for sneaky snacks in the break room and special spreads that staff member set up for the holidays.  I will be armed with my own healthy snacks, on any given moment.

The Lunch Lure

I will not be lured into holiday pot lucks, opting to bring my own healthy, delicious lunch on a daily basis.  I pack a lunch everyday, any way, but for the next 2 months, I will make sure that I have a variety of choices. I am an admitted “Foodie”, so I will definitely need to be creative in my lunch choices, so I’m not lured away by the smell baked goodies.

Now don’t get me wrong, I will allow myself a chance to indulge, every now an then, however, I be very careful with balancing indulgence with exercise and healthy eating. With that said, I think I’m ready for the holiday grind!  Game on!

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