Let’s face it: December requires us, girls, to show up with even more awesome than other months of the year. I would argue that the only month to rival December would be May, but that is for another conversation.
Here is how I look at the month of December: I deal with real-life then, with a big GULP, admit that my to-do list just doubled or tripled in size. I have to do all my normal things then add in add being cheery, decorating, baking, extra hosting, cards, shopping, ribbon, and wrapping on top (to name only a few).
We are aware that New Year’s Eve is looming and that January 1 and Resolutions is right around the corner. I want to propose a new way of looking at December in preparation for the coming year.
Choose to see all the December distractions, additions, I see the activities as a blessing because you are so busy. This is the one month every year that I set my intentions to follow #one80eating day in and day out, I absolutely enjoy the day of Christmas (or Christmas Eve) and New Year’s. Other than that, we are too busy to mindlessly eat, nosh, splurge. There is too much to be done.
Here is what it requires of you: groceries and being boring. Grab your protein powder, basil seeds, and cashew milk and have your smoothie each breakfast. Lunch, have the salad! Have the big salad (a side of GG’s to help fill you up), make your bridge snack simple with 4 GG Crackers and a pouch of nut butter (keep this in the car) or another ½ smoothie, and dinner can be a salad with some protein with grilled veggies.
Done. You choose the flair, you input the ingredients, but that is my December boring basic food list that keeps me fueled through the month.
Since there is so much to do, and little time to eat because you are bored or looking for something to do, this could be one of the easier times to stay on track.
Want some party tricks?
- Water-wine-water (repeat)
- Hold the glass in your non-dominant hand
- Drink a ½ smoothie before you go in to offset your hunger
- Choose 3 bites of anything that looks to die for, find fiber for the rest.
You have got this. You can do December different. You can make this the first New Years where you are well on your way to reaching your goals, not just starting out!
Originally posted 2019-12-22 17:29:35.