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Happy Halloween Week!!

 

Whether you were busting out spooky costumes and carving pumpkins or simply kicking back before the end of the school hols, I hope you had a great w/e.

 

Between pumpkin parties for both bosses (my son & daughter) on different days with a cheeky bit of carving and baking in between, it’s been busy.

 

Anyway, what today’s blog is really about is sharing something SCARY with you (I’m going with Halloween vibes today, lol)

 

Something you should know but also how to deal with it and make it a little less scary.

 

‘Ehhh what you going on about Lee?’

 

Here goes…

 

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 – 2020!!

 

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 your game!!

 

Otherwise all those sweets, chocolates and Proseccos’s can be DEADLY not only to your waistline but also your confidence, immune system 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, sprinting on the spot 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 ‘staying away from the maoam’ Donald x

 

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