Happy Halloween Eve’s Eve!!
Whether you were celebrating in spooky costumes or simply kicking back before the end of the hols, I hope you had a great w/e.
Having taken part (along with some members of Team LDPT) in Glack Attack – 5km obstacle course race on Saturday.
Mine involved crawling through mud, climbing up crazy walls, monkey bars, jumping in freezing ‘not so hot tubs’ oh and somehow bagging 1st place : )
The weather was hor – ren – dous!
Got some awesome videos though.
If you missed them, you can check them out over on my Facebook Page.
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Not gonna lie, the horizontal hail and the thought of having to take my jacket off to race was a scary thought, lol.
But moving onto what today’s blog is really about…
Want to know something else SCARY?
(apart from the kids going back to school and perhaps being at work today, lol).
The average person gains over 7-10 pounds during the festive season.
Aaaand that’s just around the corner.
Halloween this week, followed by all the festive madness in the run up to Christmas then BOOOM before we know it – 2019!!
Yup we’re coming up to the busiest time of year.
And when life gets busy people tend to get a little more STRESSED.
*Don’t EAT as well
*Fall into BAD habits
*Don’t WORKOUT as much
*Wear jumpers to COVER UP
*Pick up COLDS and illnesses
*Don’t SLEEP as well
*Darker morning/nights get you DOWN, etc, etc
This is EXACTLY the time of year you need be on top of your game!!
Otherwise all those sweets, chocolates and Proseccos’s can be DEADLY not only to your waistline but also your confidence and clothes.
So here’s my top 7 tips to help your waistline SURVIVE Halloween.
1. Put ‘Treats’ in A Tupperware Box
If the kids have a ‘stock’ – keep it in a cupboard you don’t usually use.
Out of sight, out of mind!
And if it doesn’t get handed to Trick or Treaters – give it away.
2. Have A Mini Workout
Even if it’s only 2 mins, it’ll not only burn some cheeky EXTRA calories but it’ll also give enough time for your cravings to pass.
They only last approx 2mins!
Skipping or burpees anyone?
3. Think Forward
If I see some sugary crap that I really want to eat (yes I’m human, it happens) but I know it’s definitely NOT going to take me closer to my goals.
I always think how I’ll feel after I eat it.
From the feeling of bloatedness, feeling tired, sick, how my belly will look, etc – even in my MIND that can usually be enough to stop me.
4. Brush Your Teeth
This may sound simple and perhaps a little crazy but you’ll be AMAZED how well this works.
5. Take A Quick Picture of Your Food Before You Eat it
What you eat in private you wear in public.
If you wouldn’t share it on social media…
6. Go Shopping & Stock Up on Healthy Foods
If you’ve got good food in the cupboard you’ll eat good food, if you’ve got crap in the cupboard…
EAT crap = FEEL like crap
7. Forgive Yourself
EVERYBODY loves a bit of ‘naughtiness’ now and again.
If you indulge, have the moment then let it GO.
Starting a downward spiral of self-loathing over a bumper pack of funsize Mars Bars and something you can’t change is pointless.
Pick yourself up, dust those shoulders and get back on track as soon as you can.
Lee ‘clean, dry, warm and ready for the week ahead’ Donald x
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