Updated: Dec 13, 2019
I like to think that I am like most people, that basically December is the month this fit girl eats all the food. I use to always seem to have a few extra pounds sneak up on me during the month thanks to all the egg nog, pie, holiday parties, and vacation meal cheating.
I wanted to share some tips that helped me arrive home and be able to get on the scale without fear. I would've rather tossed my scale out the window, but I braved it out. Anyway, here are those tips!
1. I always take gym cloths. Not because I plan on working out every day, but because if I take up precious cargo space with gym cloths, I need to use them. The airline charges for everything now a days so I almost guilt myself into it. Most hotels now have fitness centers, but heck, even a run around the local area or a quick 30 min HIIT workout in the hotel at least once makes up for taking up that luggage space.
2. My husband hates the fact that I always want to walk, like everywhere. Oh it is only 15 minutes away walking, easy, lets do it. But walk everywhere helps me keep my waist line happy while I am on vacation. If you are visiting a big city and staying in a hotel, most likely there are tons of things to see within walking distance. Instead of jumping into a cab, or taking one of those hop on/hop off tour buses, why not try walking, check out local trails, you may end up seeing some amazing things that you would otherwise have missed.
3. Try a little bit in a lot of places. This tip I have to give credit to my husband. When we go out, often my eyes are bigger then my stomach and I end up only managing to eat a few things before I am full and I feel like I am missing out on all the good food so I try to keep eating. Thankfully my husband thinks more than I do and suggested maybe taking smaller portions and having a smaller plate. I can always go back for seconds at these things. I am not in college anymore trying to figure out how I am going to eat and pay rent next month, so no need to try to shove 48 hours worth of food into my body at one time.
4. My last and probably most important tip is to stay hydrated. Honestly, when we get thirsty sometimes our brain tells us, we are hungry, so we eat. The best bet is to drink...water. Not that delicious egg nog. Make sure you drink with your meals, drink water even when you are drinking alcohol (I mean you can drink more than one thing at a time), but stay hydrated. Yes I know it is cold outside and when its cold you don't think you are thirsty, but trust a girl, you are. Give your body water! Love your body and care for it, no matter what time of year.
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