Preparing for A healthier Easter
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
After nearly 4 years on Spark I can honestly say I don't dread holidays anymore. Gone are the days of why did I eat so much or set myself up with negative self talk.
I break down my planning in 3 areas:
1. Mindset - I am prepared to make this a healthier day and not give in to the thinking of I am going to blow it so eat what I want anyway and make up for it at the gym. This thinking didn't come overnight, but by practicing making small changes over the years have paid off to making healthier choices and positive thinking.
What is your mindset? Know your thinking going into the holiday versus being sorry later on.
2. Nutrtion - The Spark plan has allowed me to control portions, make healthier choices, and own my attitude regarding holiday eating. Sure, I may eat more than usual, but I can tell you my extra helpings are the veggies or fruit versus the sweets/desserts at the end.
3. Fitness - My fitness after meals in the past included a nap on the coach - today it is firing everyone one up to take a walk after dinner or playing with the kids. This year I bought all 9 of my great nieces and nephews jump ropes to be included in their beach pails that I am filling with healthier chocolate choices and other snacks. I expect to get a lot of jump roping in this year.
How will your Easter be healthier this year?