Tests are finally done, and as of right now the only thing I really have to worry about is a couple of shifts at work. Christmas is only a few short days away and I can’t even believe the end of the year is so close. I have very mixed feelings about 2011 ( mostly that it sucked) but if I take an honest look back, there were some pretty good moments ( which I will recap in a later post)
Eating healthy has been kicking my ass over the last two weeks. I am still trying to follow my new set of rules, yet chocolate and chips are still sneaking there way in there. Everyone can make a thousand different excuses, and I am no different. Over the last few days I have used test stress, lack of time and the old “we have nothing to eat in this house” excuse. The only person I am trying to fool is myself, my waistline knows the truth. I am trying to reserve the indulgence for holiday treats. Chips and candy are available year round, but a big turkey meal and freshly baked pie is not. Christmas will not be the start of a bad eating year for me. Breaking everything down to just one choice at a time really helps me with healthier choices and eventually I will get to be where I want to be.
I have been trying to include a big smoothie in my meals everyday. They are filled with fruit, spinach and dairy and usually replace either my breakfast or my dinner. Nothing makes me feel better than a straight shot of vitamins.
This time of year tends to be really stressful. From trying to find the right gifts for people to trying to find time for everyone in your life it can get a little bit hectic. There are only 11 days left of this year and I am going to make those days count.
How do you battle the holiday bulge?
Are the holiday’s a stressful time for you?