I’m writing to you from Kentucky after spending the day with my wonderful family. This Christmas was awesome, as usual, because as everyone knows “there’s no place like home for the holidays”. Over the course of the past two days, I’ve been in three different states and spent time with an innumerable amount of cousins, all while attempting to kept my eating in check.
My mom and I are always looking out for each other, reminding one another “Remember- we’ll be eating again in an hour” and “If you want some of Granna’s toffee you better not eat seconds”. These little reminders help us keep in mind that once the holidays are over we’ll have to lose any extra weight we’ve gained to stay on track for our goals!
Even though there has been fudge around every corner and hearty, home-cooked foods for each meal, I have been forcing myself to keep up with my squats so I am at least getting some of the exercise in that I’m missing while being out of town. It’s important to relax and have fun with your family, and it’s important to allow yourself to take part in fun family traditions (such as baking gingerbread cookies together), but keeping yourself in check and balancing your diet is important, especially over the holidays. Once Christmas is past, many people decide to turn over a new leaf when it comes to their fitness and health. However, few follow through because they can’t shed the extra weight they’ve picked up from those Christmas cookies.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and remember that one good choice leads to another!