Do you have a stratagy in order to survive the holidays?
This is a new concept to me. In the past, I really never put much thought into what I was eating or doing, E.V.E.R, little alone the holidays. So what’s different this year? A lot!
- I realized I was unhappy
- I realized I am unhealthy
- I realized I am fat
- I realized that only I can change any of this
I have set my goal for the New York City marathon 2013. I have a good deal of weight to lose and training in order to be ready. However, to keep this long-term goal in perspective I have decided to do my first 5k in late February.
With these goals laid out, the holidays will serve as no excuse to not be mindful of my eating and continuing my training. If I were to take the holidays off there is no way i would be ready for the Cowtown Marathon (5k) come February 26th. And I have told everyone, so now I feel obligated.
So my plan to handle the food over the holidays is simple:
- Small diameter plate. No piling or stacking of food allowed
- Paper plates. They are flimsy and if over filled will rip, tear or fall apart.
- 1/2 of a “normal” serving of desert. Then eaten in peace and quiet by myself, so that I can relish in it.
Also, I plan on mapping out my calorie intake just like it were any other day. Along with all of this, I am going to continue exercising as close to my normal schedule as the gym hours will allow.
If you have any suggestions, please share. I am sure I can use all the help I can get.
Since Thanksgiving falls in November and there are 30 days this month, here is my moth long list of reasons I am thankful:
- my Lord, my Savior, my God
- My best friend, my partner in crime, my husband, Chris
- C4 – my 4 wild, crazy and loving girls. Carolyne, Catherynn, Christyan and Camrynn
- My Mama
- The 32 years I was blessed with my wonderful Daddy
- My moody and often unstable sisters, Deb & Sue
- Beltway Park Baptist Church
- Mark & Lori
- Dale & Carol
- The U.S.A. armed forces, for their service and sacrifice
- Tawnya & Robert and their family – my adopted family
- Chris’s job, it allows me to stay home with the girls
- Our ability to provide for our family well
- Freedom of speech
- Freedom of religion
- The amazing women I have found through blogging
- My numerous nieces and nephews
- Brighton jewelry
- Fabric softener
- My most interesting friends
- Wet Lube & anal ease (just seeing if you are paying attention)
- The friends & family I have recently reconnected with
- Cosmetology schools that offer affordable services
- My cell phone
- The internet
- Dish network
- The YMCA
- A good pair of cross trainer shoes
- A sports bra that actually does what it is supposed to do
What are you thankful for?