I love Christmas time! The fresh snow and crisp air, Jingle Bells and beautifully wrapped gifts. There is just something about the magic of Christmas that brings a happy little tear to my eye.
There is also something about the food-fest of Christmas that brings a few extra pounds to my hips. That part is not so magical. (If it were magical holiday calories wouldn't count!)
I need a plan to get through the onslaught of cookies and appetizers and high cal beverages that are about to surround me everywhere I go. Can I honestly enjoy the season while forsaking gingerbread men and steaming hot chocolate? Will it really be the same?
On the other hand, can I really enjoy the new year feeling bloated and heavier then I need to be?
I think I need to find some balance. A few less cookies, a salad or small meal before the party, a few more minutes on the treadmill. Small choices that will hopefully keep any weight gains small too. Sounds simple enough to me. I think I can do that!!
So here we go...may the holiday bring you happiness with those that you love and may the scale be kind to you when its time to take down the tree!
Tell me, how do you plan to get through the temptations that are brought on during the holidays??