2020 has been groundhog year. I’m still in shock that the whole world actually shut down for an extended period of time. There was fear of the unknown, panic, and terror of a highly contagious virus.
I can’t deny that all of the above and then some added to my habitual wine intake and foggy morning brain. Not so much that I missed workout or training but just enough to give me that con web tired feeling. To keep it real it, the wine I consume is not necessarily my biggest problem. The bigger issue is the food intake or lack thereof!
Sometimes I get so engrossed in girl talk or a movie it simply over shadows the desire for food.
With that in mind , the holiday season is upon us! Family or small social gatherings will be taking place. The large office pot lucks, holiday lunches and dinner celebrations will be replaced with tiny group happy hours. Because people need people and we need out!
I know first hand how easy it is to pit fall into the festivities and eat or drink too much. In most cases I forget to hydrate. If I fail to pre-eat but don’t want to eat bad bar food I skip it. This reeks havoc on my body, ruins a perfectly productive day and it affects my skin!
So over the next few months it is consequential to be mindful of the following advice in terms of maintaining a FIT physique and looking your best! Also known as no turkey day muffin tops and or flabby Christmas dress arms!
- Eat before you go
If there is the slightest doubt in your pretty little head that the buffet or dinner will not offer a healthy option, eat before you go to the party! It’s a real good idea to do this anyway because take it from me I know all to well what happens at a party! You grab a cocktail and mingle for what seems like 30 minutes and the next thing you know it’s 2 hours later and the food is gone! Or it’s 2 hours later and your so hungry you could eat your own flesh and you end up overeating and blowing it! People listen up, not eating leads to over eating!
- Hydrate hydrate, hydrate
Good ol H20 is never a bad thing. Drinking water has a variety of benefits. To name a few, drinking a large glass or bottle of water before a meal will help you stay full and satisfied for a long period of time…maybe 45 minutes to an hour! (Not exactly insurmountable but hey and hour is an hour). It can also help stave off hunger pangs! Water is great for your skin! Lastly, if you plan to drink, it’s a splendid idea to drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic beverage! Hydrating in between helps prevent dehydration caused from excessive alcohol intake. Also, drink a full bottle of water before you go to bed after a night of cocktails.
- Eat the dessert
Assuming you have been putting in your time at the gym and eating well, eat the desert! Make a better bad choice but eat the dessert. I usually take a piece of cake or a cookie, have a few bites and then I toss it in the trash! I fulfilled my need for something sweet without guilt or shame.
I’ll be talking more about what not to drink and what not to eat over the holidays . We have exactly 49 days until Christmas!!! 49 days to lose weight, get those abs or arms you have always wanted! 49 days to change your eating habits and greet 2021 with great expectations!
Ps Full disclosure: FULL BLAME mini hangovers require three things…TIME, Tylenol and WATER!
Congrats to Suzanne Hockley the winner of the Abercrombie & FITness thanks-giveaway.
Virtual zoom training join me for a killer workout any day of the week !