I think this has been the first holiday season in years where I not only didn’t gain weight, but lost it. Part of the reason is due to our decision to “skip” Christmas this year and run away to Florida.
The blue skies and warm sun were a balm on my withered, flabby soul. We walked tons, drank lots of water, and I made a point of eating as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. And I count the fresh guacamole I shared with good friends as “fresh fruits and vegetables”.
Except for the cilantro, which is more of an evil soap-weed.
While I missed seeing extended family for Christmas and New Year’s, I didn’t miss the stress. You know what I’m talking about.
It has been nice to start January without my normal shame spiral into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream. Instead this year I’ve been energized to focus on eating well and exercising more.
If you had a healthy holiday like me, or if you are back in your fat pants and looking for a post-holiday jump start, the website Let’s Fight Holiday Fat could be a big help in your weight loss journey. It’s time to get back into a healthy routine with our food and exercise!
I signed up at Let’s Fight Holiday Fat and selected a program with personal food plans for each day, including recipes. They even had a vegetarian plan.
For my exercise choice, I selected yoga strength and toning moves. I like the look of the daily workout videos. The moves were well explained, had good verbal cues, and had a countdown to rest breaks.
As a veteran of many diet plans and programs, I like what I see on this site. It seems like a comprehensive and holistic approach to losing weight through an improved diet, daily exercise, facing your food issues, goal setting, and community support.
The website is sponsored by alli, the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight loss aid, but there is no required purchase or fee and I didn’t find it pushed purchasing the product at me. There is a five-dollar alli coupon on a separate tab, if you do want to try it, so that’s a nice little something.
One of the fun things I’m doing to get in shape this year is a daily challenge of squats. A group of my friends are accountable to each other for doing an increasing number of squats each day in January. I’m up to 35!
What are you doing to get over the holiday? Let me know in the comments, babe! Your comments are like a warm hug.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for alli. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.