How do you plan to cope with Christmas week, food and fitness-wise? What strategies do you have in place?
I have pretty much the same plan that I did for Thanksgiving week:
- Make the best choices possible
- Guiltlessly enjoy favorites that I don’t get often
- Remain as active as possible
- And don’t stress over it
The worst part for me is that, where Thanksgiving is one day, our Christmas celebrations will last for three or four days. We’ll be visiting different relatives on Christmas Eve Eve (you’ve heard of that day, right?), Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Additionally, we’ll probably enjoy a day of after-Christmas sales on Saturday, which will probably include at least one meal out.
Not only will all of that mess with my food choices, but it will probably curtail my workout schedule, as well. However, after this week, it should be smooth sailing until next Thanksgiving, with only your ordinary, average temptations here and there.
So, while I plan to remain as active as possible and make the best food choices I can, I’m going to enjoy this week with family and friends. Whatever happens on the scale as a result is only one week out of my life. I’ll work hard the following week to repair any possible damage.
How do you plan to approach the food and festivities of Christmas week?
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.