I fell victim to egg nog and some gingerbread treats the past week or two, no one is perfect! BUT I am going to give you a few tips to make sure that you have the RIGHT kinds of gains this season--gains in healthy habits, gains in the right direction, gains towards your goals....!
Two: take action Go to the gym, go to the grocery store, go volunteer instead of a party, get up and move, invest in winter workout gear, take up a winter sport, treat your days off as if they are the same as your days of the week, write your goals, plan your action steps to your goals...ACTION precedes motivation, we DO to feel driven to do... Aim to always be moving forward, examine your actions and ask yourself "is this going to be a GAIN for me? or a loss? Will it help me move forward?" if YES, then take action!
Three: Moderation Don't over indulge in drinks at a party, have one and then have a glass of water. Stick to three drinks and make sure they are ones you LOVE, Love. Don't use holidays as an excuse to eat things you feel bad about! If you don't normally eat fried food, sugary foods, etc, then don't replace your healthy foods with unhealthy foods you wouldn't eat....have one indulgence to enjoy and then even it out with your healthy norm. There will ALWAYS be treats, always be sweets and always be a chance to have something special! DON'T sacrifice what you want right now for what you want in the long run!
Four: Plan ahead Plan your meals, plan your workouts in detail. Plan to take snacks to the mall when you Christmas shop, plan healthy alternatives at parties, bring your six pack of water, bring your healthy alternatives! I brought healthy protein pumpkin bars to Thanksgiving, not only to share but to plan that I would have something healthy for me, but I planned ahead! Bake, bake, bake away, but have a plan: make plates for neighbors, bring it all to the office, give it away, just plan to WIN and you will!