Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas & Birthday Parties!

Beginning in January the gym will be flooded with "New Years Resolution" folks trudging their ways to the local fitness gym to get healthy and fit! Unfortunately, many folks will give up on their "resolution" to get healthy and by March the treadmills will be available again. You might hear a tinge of condescension in my talk of the Resolution Folks because you can make a decision to "get healthy" any minute of any day of the week, you don't have to wait until January 1st to do it. I digress....

Here are a few tips to help you not gain weight during this Christmas drinking, eating, partying time of year.
  • If the party is on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night then eat clean all week long-not cheating so that when "party time" comes you will have just splurged and not sabotaged your healthy way of life.
  • Drink lots of water before you go, so it fills your stomach and you won't fill up on all the appetizers that will blow you up later.
  • Don't wait to "work out" in January, continue your active lifestyle during the entire month of December.
  • Avoid "office goodies" if you know you'll be having the "liquid goodies" later at the party.
  • Wire your mouth shut! (probably not a good idea if you want to be social)
  • Try not to embarrass yourself by getting drunk and dancing like an idiot, they'll be talking about you all year.
  • Be Smart~have a designated driver.
Any other tips you guys care to share?

Had this gorgeous creature 11 years ago today!

Happy Birthday to my lil' man.


92.9 The Wave's Jennifer Roberts said...

happy birthday to 'lil man.... what a sweetpea!!

teacherwoman said...

Great tips!

Happy Birthday to your little man!

RunToTheFinish said...

you forgot move to a new city so you know no one and work from home. :)

Dave said...

I say train for an Ultra during the holidays...and then you can eat like a horse...and it just "don't matter";-)

Happy Birthday to the "man of the day"


Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy bday lil guy

- workout before you go party, wont make you feel as guilty when eating

Jo Lynn said...

That picture of the mouth made me gag a little, I won't lie.

Thank God I'm not one of those peeps that floods the gym in January. "Gotta keep it up all year" is right!

Jo Lynn said...

Oops. Happy birthday to your young man. ;)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

thanks for the water tip reminder.... need to drink a gallon before I head out to a pizza/beer/wine party in 30 minutes.

LOVE the pic of your son.

Heidi Austin said...

that picture of the lips was scary! i strongly dislike new-years resolutioners who work out for a month and then quit. Although my spinning classes are always packed which makes me happy though. But the gym in jan=so annoying!

Jess said...

Those are all great tips! Happy b-day to your cutie pie!

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

Great tips!

Chris said...

I like Dave's idea of training for an ultra with one exception............. training for an ultra! :-)

However, winter training and racing goals always help me to keep my "eyes on the prize" and stay motivated.

Great post Shannon!

Cool do "Li'l man!"

X-Country2 said...

Happy birthday, kid. (Love that he's stick rocking the 'hawk!)