My birthday is coming up on Saturday, so there is one more cheat session coming to interrupt my healthy eating plan. I don’t plan a huge cheat, but I know my meal will be hearty. The gang and I are going to meet at The Flying Biscuit Cafe for brunch. I already know what I am going to eat: the vegan burrito. It is yummy! I will more than likely cheat with a whole wheat biscuit since I’m out having a good time. If somebody brings a cake, yes I will cheat and eat a small piece.
Cheating Season is Over
But what do you do when cheating season is over (I’m referring to holiday eating, not cheating on your spouse)? You resolve to go back to your better habits. For me, it will mean getting to the gym more often to get that badly-needed cardio. If I can get myself doing cardio 5 days a week to supplement my weight training, it will make a difference.
Another thing will be to remove the candy jars around the house. I have 3 little jars with peppermints, York Peppermint Patties, and some Peppermint Salt Water Taffy from Trader Joe’s. Do you see a recurring theme here?
A third thing I will do is reach for the water more often. For the most part I drink my water, but when it is cold, I much prefer decaf coffee. A lot of thirst signals from the body get mistaken for hunger pangs, and I know I am guilty of this.
Nothing too big here, but it is consistency over time that yields the best results. Small adjustments or tweaks in your habits can help one receive the results you want to have.
Happy New Year to You and Happy Birthday to Me. If any of you has a piece of cake in my honor on Saturday, then please enjoy it. But just remember… come Sunday, we need to behave! Let’s all begin our good habits so we’ll look good come spring. What are you doing to be good now that the season of overeating is over? Write us and let us know, we would love to hear from you!