Most of us head into the holidays with some unease.  We wonder if we will be able to make it through without packing on weight.  We vow to say no to drinks, desserts and all the stuff that comes along with the holiday season.

Thanksgiving has come and gone.  I hosted as always, but tried to keep it simple and healthy.  I didn’t over indulge in food, but I did on drinks and preturkey warm up foods. Normally this type of breach opens the floodgates and I’m off wildly making my way to New Years and new weight gains.

This year I’ve decided to keep it simple.  Looking to my daily routines and ensuring I stay on track with healthy routines should help me get there without extra baggage.  This week I kept up with my daily routines regardless of the holiday.  It didn’t take long and was worth the efforts.  I drank my morning detox drink and did my scheduled workouts.  How easy it would’ve been to skip it all and blame the holiday.  Not this year.

Every day is a new day.  It matters not what happened the day before. We can’t change the past ever.  It’s over and done.  Looking forward is our best move.   Friday morning I woke stuffed and bloated.   I drank my detox drink even though I didn’t want to.   I ran one mile even though I felt like a stuffed turkey.   I drank tons of water to flush out the alcohol from Thursday.  Keep the daily routines and move forward.

Today I got up and felt achy, likely sugar overload from crappy eating. I did my long run as scheduled.  I was slower and definitely felt heavier.  I’m continuing to drink lots of water and eating healthier, but still have company so not totally healthy.

The point here is I’m trying hard to keep my daily healthy routines in place during the storm of the holidays.  I’m not throwing all these routines out simply because I’ve made some bad choices.  It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing mentality.  It also doesn’t have to mean giving up.  Keep plugging away at it and take it one day at a time.  Don’t give it all up because of one bad day.

If you want to change your outcome this year try something different.  Creating daily healthy routines will give you the power to come out ahead.

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