Snow was falling in my neck of the woods yesterday. This shouldn’t have been a surprise, since I do live in Buffalo, NY – however it’s almost Thanksgiving and that was the first snow we’ve seen this winter. I’m not a huge fan of snow – I get anxious driving in it, it’s cold and wet, and it’s kind of depressing.
I’m also not doing very well with my healthy lifestyle goals. I’m stressed. Like REALLY stressed. Like, I should really calm down and take 1oo deep breaths before my head explodes – stressed.
So, are the holidays REALLY the “most wonderful time of the year”? Maybe. In some ways. But in a lot of ways they kind of suck. Tons of food ready to throw off even the most careful healthy eater. Lots of time indoors under cozy blankets doesn’t make for a great workout, does it? Family coming together can be really awesome… or really stressful depending on who your family is. Maybe not wonderful – but it can certainly be manageable.
Some ideas I have to enjoy this season (even though it’s not my favorite):
- Stay Positive! I just wrote a really depressing blog post. Even if you do typically like winter you probably hate it now. Sorry about that. I’ll try harder to see the upside!
- Find time to move my body. Indoor yoga classes, workout DVDs, dance parties with my kids. I feel better when I move more… and I think you will too.
- Think about what I’m eating. It’s important to remind yourself – and often- that food is fuel. It’s not a distraction from the conversation going on around you at a party, it’s not a reward for finishing all that wrapping. It’s fuel for your body and nothing more.
Remember this post from last year, I think it also has some great tips.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I’m thankful for you