5 Tips To Ensuring Your Pants Still Fit For New Years

5 Tips To Ensuring Your Pants Still Fit For New Years

Hi Peaches!

The holidays are here! This is no doubt my absolute favorite time of the year. I love crisp weather, sweaters and boots, shopping, Christmas decor, and enjoying time with family and friends. BUT along with enjoying time with family and friends comes loads of food. And not just any food, food on steroids. Everywhere you look there is creamy casseroles, sweet potatoes with extra sweetness, and cookies, cakes, and candies as far as the eye can see.

Now, by the title you may think that I am going to encourage you not to indulge in these things during your holiday but to try to stick to your guns and forgo the goodies. No way. If you WANT to indulge by all means indulge!!! I just have a few tips for those of us that want to stay the course this holiday or just do not want to fall off the wagon completely. So if you are in one of those categories, stay tuned for my 5 tips to ensuring you still fit into your pants come New Years.

My 5 Tips To Ensuring Your Pants Still Fit For New Years

1) Stand Firm!

I’ll go ahead and get the tough love out of the way first.

NEWSFLASH! Heres how many people care about you being in shape besides yourself……  0

You can’t count on anyone else to lose your weight for you. You have to do it YOURSELF. And yourself is the one who is going to stay on track during the holidays. Do not expect anyone to accommodate you. If they do it’s a bonus, but most likely you will be faced with food pushed in your face and have to answer 1000 questions as to why you are not eating one of every dessert. Know this, expect this, prepare to stand firm. Explain that you have a certain goal and that you are going to meet it. Do not act like you are unhappy that you cannot indulge, this only invites more food pushing. Just be polite and stand firm. You are not the only one at the party, the food will get eaten. And remember, it’s one thing if you WANT to indulge, but don’t be guilted into eating something you don’t want to.

2) Plan Your Indulgence

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If you do want to indulge a bit, decide in advance what that will be. Maybe you just want one plate of food with one dessert instead of taking five trips to fill up your plate and then spending the rest of the afternoon picking at the dessert table. Know how you will indulge and then stick to that. I like to have coffee after my meal as kind of a “sign off”. Just a little something to tell myself I am done eating. If you don’t like coffee, try tea or a mint.

3) Pack Some Extra Snacks

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If your family gatherings are anything like mine, they last a whole lot longer than just lunch or dinner. If you are spending more than just a few hours somewhere it’s a good idea to pack some healthy snacks so that you don’t get stuck being hungry with only decadent foods around. I like to pack Greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and nuts.

4) Where Your Skinny Jeans

Or something that will show off your extended belly if you give into gorging yourself. If you are wearing a fitted shirt, you will think a lot more about how much you are eating simply because it will show! If you are wearing jeans and eat too much, you will know! Those things get tight! Nothing says “overindulged” like having to unbutton your pants. Oops.

5) Relax

This tip is for those of us who are on a role with weight loss. When you have been doing so good and actually making headway, it can be stressful to think about being faced with a lot of tempting foods and people pushing those tempting foods on you as well! Try to relax. If you stress yourself out about it all before even going to the gathering, I can tell you from experience you will just give in to the overwhelm and eat everything you see when you are actually there. Don’t stress, get a game plan before you go, do your best, and focus on the true meaning of the holidays. Faith, giving, family, and friends.

*Bonus Tip- If You End Up Having More Calories Than Planned, Use Them To Your Advantage!

If you end up having a little more fun than you thought you would, no problem! Use the calories to grow your lagging muscle group. Muscle needs a calorie surplus to grow so the day after indulging is the best time to workout with heavy weights! Looking to perk up a sagging booty? Do squats with heavy weights the day after your Thanksgiving feast.

So there you go! If you WANT to stay on track this holiday season, I hope you find these tips helpful (I feel that I need to keep emphasizing “want” because I by no means think that indulging is a bad thing!)

Have a wonderful, warm, and blessed holiday season everyone. 🙂

Questions:

Do you try to stay on track with diet and exercise over the holidays?

If so, what are some ways that you keep from overindulging?

 

 

 

Tis The Season To Be Sugarless

Tis The Season To Be Sugarless

Good morning Peaches!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! The holidays are here!!! I’m so excited……. and a little overwhelmed haha. We have A TON to do this season. It’s times like this that I am extra thankful to be a stay-at-home mom. We have 5 Christmas gatherings as well as some fun Christmas events here and there. I definitely plan on having fun and enjoying the holiday season BUT I also plan on staying on track with my diet and exercise……. and here’s how I’m going to do it.

I Quit Sugar and I AM Not Looking Back

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I quit the junky kind of sugar the day before Halloween and haven’t had any since. I have to tell you I feel amazing and do not miss it in the least! No cookie, candy, or cake can top not having cravings all the time and not constantly having set backs in losing the baby weight. So no, I will not be eating any desserts over the holidays.

“But won’t the holidays be miserable then?”you ask. Believe it or not, there are still MANY many things to enjoy over the holidays besides sugary treats. Here are just a few…..

Enjoying friends and family, decorating, Christmas shopping, Christmas candles, giving, gifts, enjoying Christmas songs, caroling, writing Christmas cards, doing random acts of kindness, driving around looking at Christmas lights, cooking non sugary things, drinking seasonal coffee, ALL THE COFFEE!!!! Oh and Pinterest! Pinteresting the crap out of everything!

And another fun thing to do around the holidays is fitting into your pants. Always fun. 🙂

As for exercise, I just get up, feed Anna, and press play. And that’s what I’m going to keep on doing.

Stay tuned for my run down of staying sugarless throughout our many Christmas events!

Tis the season to be sugarless!

Question:

Do you find it hard to stay healthy during the holiday season?

 

 

 

Jason Paul Gosselaar, Still Sugarless, 21 Day Fix Extreme Update

Jason Paul Gosselaar, Still Sugarless, 21 Day Fix Extreme Update

Good Morning Peaches!!!

Wow! What an election!!! I was on the edge of my seat all night. Although I will not share my thoughts on the turn out, I will share this side by side of Mark Paul Gosselaar in Pitch and my Jason. I can’t believe how much they look alike!

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Lol!

Update on Life Sugarless and The 21 Day Fix Extreme

STILL SUGARLESS and loving life! I am a quitter haha! For real though, I have to just quit things that are addictive for me. Cutting back is just a waste of time.

But as I said before, I am only quitting the junkie sugar. I still enjoy my Greek yogurt, blueberries, and flaxseed bowl on a regular basis. 🙂

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The 21 Day Fix Extreme is amazing. I LOVE the workouts although I do feel like I have been hit by a Mack truck all the time. It feels good to work hard. Today is Day 7 and I am down 3 pounds. But I feel so firm! I don’t know if I really am but I’ll take it haha.

Questions:

How are things going in your fit world?

Are you able to cut back on things? Or do you have to just quit?

Do you look like someone famous?

Have a great day yall!

1,2,3 JUMP

1,2,3 JUMP

Good Morning Friends!

How is your November starting out? Good I hope! We celebrated Ryan’s birthday yesterday and I still managed to stay on track and sugarless. High five! His party isn’t until Saturday so we just spent the day playing with all his new birthday stuff and then went to Chiles so that he could get his beloved chicken fingers for dinner haha. I found it easy to stay sugarless at Chiles. I just got a 6 oz steak with NO SAUCE (there’s always sugar in any sauce) and an additional side of broccoli instead of the potato. 🙂

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21 Day JUMP!

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As of tomorrow , November 3rd, there are 21 days until Thanksgiving. I have been a Beachbody coach for a few months now and still have yet to dive into to all there is to do as one! That is mostly because I have been very pregnant and then with newborn, to say life has been a whirlwind lately is an understatement. Although I have enjoyed their Counrty Heat program and my beloved Shakeology (which is sugarless by the way), Anna is now 7 weeks old and I am finally ready to kick things into high gear!

Beachbody has this program called The 21 Day Fix. It is a 21 day program with 6 different workouts, a meal plan, and claims that you can lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days. I have been wanting to give it a shot and had planned to begin on November 9th and end the day before Thanksgiving……. notice the problem there?

My new mom brain told me Thanksgiving was on the 30th haha. It is actually the 24th. Yesterday I realized that if I am going to do The 21 Day Fix this month it will have to start not on the 9th…… but on Thursday! Oh no! That’s this week!!! Am I ready? Can I do this?

I have just decided to jump in with both eyes closed and do it! I am a planner. I LOVE everything about planning right down to the pencil and decorative notebook. But sometimes, you just have to jump in to whatever it is without overthinking. I am taking today to get geared up  and prepared and then jumping into The 21 Day Fix tomorrow morning!

Prayers appreciated haha.

Question:

Have you ever just jumped into anything so that you wouldn’t overthink it? 

How did the experience turn out?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Success!

Halloween Success!

Good morning!

And happy November! It was on November 1st, 4 years ago that my life was forever changed. I thank God everyday for letting me be Ryan’s mom.

Happy birthday to sweet, funny Ryan!!!

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Words cannot express the love I have for this boy. These past 4 years have been nothing short of pure joy. But time please slow down!

Halloween Success!

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As you know, I quit sugar on Saturday. If you are contemplating quitting sugar, I highly recommend doing so two days before the sugariest day of the year. It’s kind of like going for a run and tackling a massive hill 30 seconds into it, it’s the ultimate test of your strength haha!

Last night really wasn’t difficult though. I am so over the binges and set backs and feeling terrible. Whenever I look at candy now all I see are bad feelings! I did not eat any candy last night nor did I wish that I was. So no candy plus good feelings equals Halloween success!

Jason and Ryan on the other hand did eat the candy and had no bad feelings about it whatsoever haha.

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Like I said before, someone’s gotta be the pioneer around here.

Have a great start to your month yall!