You know I am PRETTY sure I am not the only one who feels caught off guard every time December rolls around! I think it’s because I feel bewildered as to where the time went and if I can cross even one thing off my New Year’s Resolution list right about now…
On that note, I DID actually lose those extra pounds that found me at the beginning of the year and then a little more, even though I turned 4-0 this year, which is when your metabolism supposedly takes a hit… So I am feeling pretty good about that!
How about you? Did you make any health goals at the beginning of the year? If so, how close are you to meeting them? I think this is a great time to take inventory of how these are looking right about now…
Because the year is NOT quite over just yet!
Here’s the thing – no matter where you are right at this moment with your 2018 health goals, maintaining your weight through the holidays would be a REAL WIN, don’t you think? After all this is one of the most challenging parts of the holiday season for most ALL of us!!
Which brings me to my CHALLENGE for December… I challenge you as a PS I Love Food Tribe member to Maintain Not Gain through the Holidays by following these…
3 Simple Steps:
- Start your day with a protein rich breakfastlike a slice of whole grain toast with peanut butter and banana or a warm bowl of oatmeal with walnuts and blueberries or how about some scrambled eggs wrapped in a corn tortilla with spicy salsa?
- Make one meal every day a hearty bowl of soupthese will warm you up, give you a good dose of vegetables and keep you hydrated regardless of whether they are homemade or store bought
- Pack a lunchwhether you go to work or work from home my point is whatever you do, don’t wing it and don’t skip it!
Now when I say maintain this means you can go up 2-5# which means you DO have some flexibility when it comes to enjoying all the seasonal goodies… it would be utterly unreasonable to expect anything less!
So, let’s start 2019 on the right foot by leaving 2018 a little healthier than we were in 2017 what do you say?
Are you in on the Challenge? I hope so!
Hey did you grab my Post Holiday Flush Plan yet? It’s great for getting rid of the bloat after a Holiday Meal. You can grab it here in case you haven’t: