My Plan For the Holiday Week

By the time this posts, I’ll have a little less than 5 hours until I’m done and off for Holiday break.  I could NOT be more excited.

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Family and friends here we come!

Now of course, you know me… total freakazoid.  While I could not be more excited about the time off with family and friends, I know that moderation will be the name of the game. I did a post back before Thanksgiving about my healthy holiday tips,  and I absolutely plan to follow those same rules of thumb.

But — what are my plans for getting through the last bit of the holiday season without needing to get a new pair of jeans?

  • Run when I can.

My priority is absolutely spending time with family and friends.  But during these relaxing weekends, there is often downtime.  While I may not have completely scheduled runs in, I don’t see it being a problem to fit multiple runs in as long as I’m flexible and just wait for the opportunity (hello naptime!)

  • Start each day on a healthy note

With the possible exception of Christmas, I want to start each day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast.   I find that when I start the day healthy, I tend to indulge less as a whole through out the day.

  • Eat what I like

I always have treats around . . . but I don’t WASTE valuable stomach space, especially around the holiday’s, on foods I don’t really like.  Sure, I am going to indulge,  but I am going to make sure those indulgences count.  No wasting my sweet tooth on something I’m not really going to like.  Hello homemade Christmas treats, not boxed cookies!

  • Rule: One glass of water for every alcoholic beverage I consume.

Holiday party, or just Thursday afternoon.  The holidays often include more booze than your normal week.  Let’s just say Christmas morning coffee sometimes includes Bailey’s…that’s not normal for Wednesday.  But, I am here and not making a rule for myself.  I can have a drink, but make sure I have a glass of water for every drink that I have.  Not only will this help keep me hydrated, it will also fill up my stomach more than just the booze! Win-win.

  • RELAX

Things have been crazy around these parts, so first and foremost, I need to RELAX during this week away.  Yes, for me that includes running and activity…but that is relaxing for me. I need to take advantage of being VERY far away from all the things that normally stress me out, and just ENJOY myself so that by the time 2014 hits, I’m ready to roll! 🙂

That my friends, is my plan for the holiday!

What’s your plans for the holiday?

11 thoughts on “My Plan For the Holiday Week

  1. I don’t have any specific plan for the holidays other then enjoy the time I have with my girls and husband – 3 days 😦
    I had today to myself while the girls were at daycare so I can workout tonight and then I hope to run once when my husband is home. I plan to enjoy any food that comes my way but not over eat, relax with family and friends and get outside for some family fun!

    Hope you and Zach have a wonderful first Christmas as a married couple 🙂

    PS – great photos!

  2. My plan for the holidays is also to run when I can! I work wednesday, thursday and friday, so ill probably sneak to the gym before or after to ensure I get some run time in.. I’m sure ill have the place to myself wednesday night! And I can’t wait to see you! Looks like it may be 50 degrees saturday, maybe we could sneak ina chilly run together?

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