Healthy Holidays?

I’m struggling hard with staying healthy around the holidays. I’ve been busy. I’m moving. I’ve been going out a lot. I stepped on the scale this morning, and I weighed 5 pounds more than I did right before my marathon. I try not to focus on that number, but sometimes I can’t help it. 

I’ve been eating fairly well. I’ve been getting most of my workouts in. But it seems like the extra wine and sweets are catching up with me—both on the scale and with how I’m feeling.

I’ve been tired, headache-y, crankypants and my stomach is bothering me a lot lately. I can’t seem to drink enough water. I think now that I’ve shown it the light, my body can’t handle unhealthy living any more. That’s not a bad thing, but dude, I like indulging a bit around the holidays like everyone else. But I like feeling better more.

For dinner, since I was tired, headache-y and cranky (despite going to the gym), I made the quickest and easiest dinner I could think of: a veal pattie, some sauteed spinach, garlic and mushrooms over whole wheat spaghetti. 

So what am I going to do to keep myself on track? 

  • Get more sleep
  • Drink more water
  • Drink less booze (le sigh)
  • Eat less sugar
  • Drink more water
  • Make sure to get my workouts in
  • Don’t freak out.

I’d love to say I’m going to do some big challenge, but, to be honest, I don’t have it in me right now. I want to get through my move, enjoy the holidays and feel healthy. That’s all. 

No more emo posts. T’is the season.

How about some


Okay, that’s better. 

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