At the start of November I asked for reader blog requests on Instagram. I was pleasantly happy with the suggestions I received and figured these are pretty simple I can knock these out. Then I got to one that stumped me and made me wonder how to go about writing this post.
Honesty hour: True life I love to be fit and to workout but HATE eating healthy.
If I’m being honest, this was always something I struggled with. When I was younger I was so skinny that I in fact could eat whatever I wanted, workout a little (or not) and still never gain over 1lb a month. Clearly that is no longer possible. Curse you aging and having babies. Eating healthy is one of the major complaints I hear from young moms on the daily.
I mean I get it:
- you work late don’t have time to cook a healthy dinner
- you’re going to school and can’t juggle homework, bedtime AND a healthy dinner
- you have no clue where to even start with healthy dinners!
Well let me tell you, you’re not alone. Almost all of those things I can relate to and is pretty much why my diet absolutely sucks. Well that and sweets is life. Healthy eating just seems like this far fetched idea that I’ll never attain. And what makes it worse? The holidays are coming up!
Now I’m not going to say I’m going to start eating healthy because well that’d be a lie. Plus, stuffing is also life. But I will tell you that during the holidays instead of focusing on “losing weight”, “maintaining weight” or “healthy eating” I focus on control. Here are my top 3 tips for control during the holidays:
- Control your eating. Again not so focused on what you eat but how much you eat. We all like to pig out a little extra on Thanksgiving but that’s where control comes in. Limit yourself to just what you need and try to refrain from overindulging in any foods (pie included).
- Control your exercise. Don’t stop being active just because family or friends are in for the holidays. Your workouts are an important meeting with a boss, you, don’t allow anyone to get in the way of that. Walk outside, up the stairs, indoor video workout, use the baby; whatever you do, stay active. A little goes a long way, especially during those fulfilling holiday months.
- Control your habits. Eating habits, exercise, thinking habits, etc. Just because it is the holidays does not mean it is time to slack off with anything. Just as you would throughout the rest of the year remain in control. Don’t allow the standard of overindulgence creep into your activities. Stay on top of your self care and prioritize yourself in all things.
Now as I said, I’m not an expert in healthy eating no matter how much I try. Okay I really don’t try because again, sweet juice is life. But I do know some pretty amazing bloggers who are! Here’s a link to a few of their posts below!
-The Fox and She: 10 Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes
-Bustle: How to Stay Healthy over the Holidays According to Experts (this one’s overall health but it’s a good read!)
So tell me how are you staying healthy this holiday season?