Thursday, December 29, 2011

Not the Way To A Healthier New Year!

This week, the week after Christmas and before New Years is one of my favorite weeks of the year.  The busyness of preparing for Christmas is done, things have slowed down and I try to stay at home as much as possible.  Our schedules seem to stop this week and there is much leftover from Christmas – memories, joy and….food!

After indulging in delicious Christmas food through the month from get togethers, banquets and family dinners, it is time to get back on track with healthier eating.  Here are a few things NOT to do:

Replace your fruit bowl with candy kisses:


Store all the other Christmas candy in a bucket for easy access:


Snack on items such as…

My father in law’s delicious pound cake:


My aunt’s Christmas cookie assortment:


So, this morning finds me purposing to eat better , exercise more and have a healthier home.  Some interesting articles that will help guide me can be found:

9 Healthy New Year Resolutions

14 Walking Workouts To Burn Fat and Boost Energy

8 Meal Planning Tips For Healthy Eating

This week will find me enjoying these indulgences until they/re gone (waste not, want not!), then gradually incorporating the good habits in which will bring the benefits and blessing of overcoming the bad habits!  The journey to a healthy lifestyle begins one step at a time!

1 comment:

  1. Every year I fill the stockings with candy and every year I wonder why I did that.

    Probably because we grew up getting fruit and mixed nuts in our stockings. Pretty sure my kids will NOT be like THEIR mother and they'll be healthier than I am. :)

    Glad you enjoyed your holidays!


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