Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving? I can’t even wrap my head around how 2012 has flown by. I know the holidays tend to give the ‘newly fit’ or ‘I just lost 15lbs’ folks a challenge. What’s that challenge you say? The challenge not to eat all the foods you have deprived yourself of for months.
I hope you have been giving yourself some cheat snacks in an effort not to gorge over the holidays but in the event that you haven’t here are a few tips to get in your head over the next week so you’re not unbuttoning your pants after dinner.
Tip #1: Don’t stop your workout schedule just because it’s the holidays. Continuing to workout could mean the difference between gaining all 15lbs back, gaining 5lbs or simply maintaining.
Tip #2: It’s OK, to tell grandma, “No, Thank You”, when she offers you that second piece of sweet potato pie.
Tip #3: Be on dishes duty. Stay active as much as possible!
Tip #4: Remember portion control! Fill that plate with veggies first, than meat, grains, and a starch.
Tip #5: Left overs are your friend! 🙂 No need to eat everything in one sitting or even one day.
Pre-Sweet Potato Pie Workout
50 jumping jacks
15 walking lunges
25 arm curls w/ side step
15 mountain climbers
20-30 minute walk/run