This is the absolute worst time of the year to be healthy.
Everywhere I look it’s cake, cookies, wine, and cheese galore. Even if I wanted to resist (which I don’t) I would have to die trying! Between coworkers, friends, and even my family, there’s so many goodies floating around that I’ve had to find a way to keep on going with my new healthy lifestyle.
I think it’s important to be clear that I am not on a diet. The healthy lifestyle I refer to are the changes that I’ve made in my food behavior and physical wellness this year. I still eat everything that I want, but I eat it in moderation and exercise regularly. If I have a doughnut for breakfast, I don’t also eat dessert that day. If I’m not hungry, I don’t eat another helping of dinner even if it means there’s really only a few bites of leftovers. I stop when I don’t feel hungry instead of when I feel full. With these food behaviors, I’ve also tried to maintain my fitness regime. I was up to 5 days a week in November but in December I’ve faltered to 3 days a week, but still I am proud of this. It’s hard to go running when everyone else is eating cinnamon rolls in their Christmas pajamas. I believe that the most important thing at this time is perseverance and I will continue to persevere even in the face of cheese and wine!