With just two months remaining in 2018, are you thinking about how you can finish the year strong in a health-conscious way? Many people put off thinking much about their health until January when they try to undo not-so-healthy habits they've fallen into at year-end. Treating the Halloween to New Years period as a time of overindulgence is as common as hot chocolate to warm us on a cold winter's night. The problem with this approach is that with weight gain, even when it's just a few pounds, it's hard to get them off once they come on. Multiply that times five or ten years and that's how we can go from overweight to obese with hardly noticing.
With the added stressors of holiday parties, family visits, shopping, entertaining and more, it's easy to let one's self-care routines quietly slip off the priority list at year-end. But here's the thing: When stress is high is when we most need to prioritize our self-care. Stress has a way of cascading in negative ways like this ...
With endless to-do lists, we short ourselves on sleep
Being tired, our food choices are less-than-stellar & we have less energy for healthy meal prep
With low energy, we are lax with our exercise routines
With less movement, our stress increases
With greater stress, we're more likely to indulge in alcohol
All of these choices cascade into unwanted pounds
But there's good news:
We don't have to sit on the sidelines during the holidays to avoid packing on unwanted holiday pounds. We can learn ways to indulge without overindulging.
My invitation to you:
Shift into more intentionality with your health habits by saying NO to excess pounds this holiday season. My 21-day online challenge starts November 11 provides the roadmap and tools with accountability and support for just a dollar a day. Get your space reserved here:
To your good health!