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This past weekend was filled with holiday celebrations including a dinner party for eight which required the purchase of a family sized deep fryer to cookie decorating with best girls.
Also thrown in was celebrating my brother and his fiance’s engagement (!!!), Christmas shopping and the usual weekend errands of groceries, cleaning and working out.
I absolutely love the hustle and bustle of this time of year but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I am a little bit tired.
A few tips / tricks that keep me cheery all holiday long include:
- Limit your drinks!! I know festive cheer always includes cocktails but I have to limit myself or my head and my waistline pay a big price. I basically say no too all drinks during the week but if I am at a client event I will have one glass of wine, otherwise the pregnancy rumours start! On the weekend I will have a couple glasses of wine but I really try to pace myself with water and once the meal is over I try to stick to water or tea. Note, I am not always great at this if I’m having an amazing time!
- Go for the greens: I try to make eating and drinking greens a part of my everyday life but it is especially important during the holiday season when tables and buffets are full of cheesy and fried delicious bites. My rule is 1/2 my plate is filled with veggies and the rest contains “cleaner” food. That being said, I will always have a bite or two of something indulgent, life and the holidays are too short to say no to everything.
- Keep sweatin’: I know when things are busy the gym is the first thing to go, even if you are a morning gym goer it is much easier to hit snooze when you’ve been to five holiday events in a row. My biggest tip is to just go for 30 minutes and do a fast interval workout on the treadmill. You won’t regret it! Also, try and move by walking to parties and also by walking away from the bar and buffet!
Does anyone have any tips to share?