There are countless articles out there on diet tips and surviving the silly season without gaining weight.
Suzie Burrell released a great article on this very topic.
It is Christmas Day and not month! Sure there are plenty of festivities in the lead up but that doesn’t mean throw healthy habits away. So my plan is limit alcohol and follow the 80/20 rule.
Like today for example. We headed out for a working group lunch to Jellyfish Restaurant.
Giant slices of bread were brought to the table. Seriously enough for two per serve. Rather than accept it, I declined.
Lucky I did as everyone else complained how stuffed they were.
For mains, I opted for grilled fish rather than crumbed or battered.
I went with the grilled snapper. Instead of the mayo I choose the Japanese soy and wasabi dressing. Heaven!
And for sides we ordered for the table. I loaded up on the peas, beans and tomato. Added a roast potato and for the first time in my life I said no to chips.
I also declined dessert. I know. You’re in shock. So am I. But with all these festive season outings I have to follow the all in moderation rule!
My other goal is to be the last person to finish Christmas lunch. I’m usually the first to finish all meals. So my new aim is to be last. This might be hard at the in-laws as they are all polite eaters and so I will have to be extra patient with my food.
The other key is keep up the exercise. Which I have done this week.
Monday at CrossFit was a focus on press. I got up to 20kg.
And then a for time WOD of 3 rounds:
10 v ups
10 push ups
I finished in 9 minutes and 6 seconds.
Tuesday was speed. I think I prefer the longer speed sessions like this one. It was a 3km run, 2km run and 1km run.
I say this now that it is over. At the time it felt like forever!
And today back at CrossFit. The warm up consisted of 3 minutes of 5 weighted sit ups, 10 push ups and 15 weighted squats.
Then 2 rounds of kettle bell 10 sumo dead lift high pulls, 10 lunges and as many Russian kettle bell swings you could do in the time remaining.
We then worked our way up to a 1RM clean and finished with a 15 minute WOD. Every 30 seconds we did a clean, hang clean and a push jerk.
I’ve kept the whole all in moderation thing on check with healthy breakfasts.
Tonight calls for mid week comfort of sausages on sweet potato and caramelised onion.
This household is getting festive. I realise the one gold decoration might be off putting but it has my name on it so it is going on the tree.
Festive MnM’s? Yes please!
First corporate Christmas gift.
Love the holidays! Will be bringing out the Christmas carols. Mariah Carey is my favourite.