'Tis the season to party and shop and over indulge, it's as though they made a holiday just for me. I refuse to be a holiday calorie nazi, but I also try not to go bonkers. It's no doubt that there are way more opportunities for drinks and food with friends and family this time of year and that poses a problem with weight gain. This is my favorite time of year, and it seems silly to freak out about a few (hundred) extra calories and some missed sleep. People are happy and outgoing right now and I want to be a part of it. I have plenty of time during the sleepy winter months to sit around my house.
I have decided my goal for this holiday season is to maintain my weight and hit the weight loss goals hard after New Years Eve. I have been really good about riding my stationary bike, even on the weekends. Salt is currently my biggest annoyance, it seems as though every restaurant is hitting the salt shaker a little hard for my taste and it is showing in my puffy hands and face. I really will have no time to lose come January 1. I will have exactly two months to go before I want to be in a bathing suit and not in tears. Establishing a strong exercise routine during this hectic time will pay off when I add diet to the mix, at least that's what I asked Santa for. My project before that needs to be finding satisfying lunch options and side dishes.