These past few weeks have gone quickly! The holidays, and all the festivities that go with them, are upon us. So many temptations and so many excuses not to do a workout. I need to get the tree decorated, I need to buy groceries for such and such special holiday care package, I can have “just one” chocolate covered, calorie ridden, non-nutritious holiday “treat.” Sound familiar?
I have had to really focus these past few weeks. I’ve tried to focus on the upcoming celebration of Christ’s birth instead of all the commercialism our society places on Christmas. I’ve tried to focus on making healthy food choices when I really want to “splurge” (I know that if I give into a splurge another will quickly follow). I’ve tried to focus on getting my workouts in, even if they have to be at 10 pm. It’s been hard. I’ve had some fumbles (Ah, those Pecan Delights are SOOO tasty!). I’ve had some successes (I’ve stayed within my calorie allowance most days).
I lost 1.2 pounds! I am over the moon happy that. In the past, I have gained weight from Thanksgiving through New Years Eve. The last few years, I’ve gained about 5 pounds each holiday season (if you do the math, this is around a pound a week). Not this year! The fact that I’ve LOST a total of 3.8 pounds since Thanksgiving means I am reversing a trend! That’s something I can smile about. 🙂