I have decided that this year I will not gain the annual 5 lbs weight in chocolate. I will not feel bloated and sluggish and bad come the New Year. I will not face into the torture of having to drink green smoothies day in and day out, until I start to resemble what I used to look like. Instead I will see January as a positive, set some New Year goals and be excited for what the new year may bring. Ok this is the plan, but as we know it takes more than just a plan. It takes determination, strong will and just damn hard work, but I am willing to give it my best shot! I set this blog up almost a year ago, as a New Year goal to be accountable for my actions in relation to my health. So I feel this rounds out the year fairly well. Therefore I am here and now making a promise to myself and to all of you. I will be respectful to myself and my body and only over indulge a ‘normal’ amount this Christmas.
Ok so if I am going to do this, there are a few rules I am going to have to set down on internet paper for myself. So I got to thinking and this is what I came up with…
- You will give yourself allotted days where you can over indulge and enjoy without guilt. This days will include; 5 planned nights out and with this comes 5 ‘next day’ possible hangover food. You will enjoy this over indulgence.
- You will force yourself to drink a minimum of 2 litres of water a day, hangover or not.
- You will move throughout the two weeks. You will go to the gym or for a run or a walk on days when there is no hangover, including Christmas day. Yes you have said it and so it must happen!!! You may take rest days when dehydrating the body further may be a bad idea.
- You will retain an 80:20 rule for clean eating. Something that comes naturally at this stage, but you will stick to it throughout Christmas. That is; eat real food.
- Finally when tucking into the box of roses or celebration (celebrations are my personal favourite) you will hold onto those wrappers. You will not hide them down the side of the couch, pretend you did not eat them and go for more. Instead hold onto the wrappers, be mindful of how many you had and learn when enough is enough!
That’s it, 5 simple little rules to help you stay some way healthy this Christmas. So now all that’s left is to go forth, be merry and enjoy. Just remember, you have worked hard all year long, staying fit and healthy. You do not want to undo a years’ worth of work in two short weeks. Finally, remember how lucky you are to be in a position where food will be in ample supply. It will not run out. So stop being a cookie monster; thinking that it just might! Appreciate and be thankful for the food you have and count your blessings you will not be going hungry this Christmas.
If you are like me, maybe these tips will help you too
Have a fabulous Christmas everyone
Thanks for reading
The Wholesome Nut x