It was a typical hectic week here - as if life isn't busy enough - throw in the holiday craziness and it is complete CHAOS. Luckily I have the help of these two crazy elf's.
To help keep myself even more accountable to working out and eating right a friend told me about a free Facebook group that I could join. It's called "Hectic Holiday Help" and a group of us are in it. We basically get points for following the following guidelines.
Eat Fruit/ Veggie
Shakey (the group organizer is a Beach Body Coach but doesn't at all pester you about Shakelogy. Not that there is anything wrong with Shakeology - I actually wouldn't mind trying it....for FREE :)
Response to 2+ posts
Pic of food made by you
Recipe with pic
Record your Measurements
Refer a friend to me
Share your Weekly menu
Some of these are easier then others - drinking water, eating fruit and veggies, motivational posts.
Pics of food made by me and sweaty pics obviously aren't hard for me since I am always taking pics for the blog. Nothing more odd then a selfie pic with food.
Food and Me
Can't go wrong with Tuna
Sweaty Pics - a true sweaty pic is more fun with your sweaty friends...
8 miles today all bundled up!
These pics are only exciting to my fellow Body Pump-ers
Then there are these two doozies.
No Sweets and No Alcohol. Tis' the season for both! Alcohol isn't that hard for me - I know surprising considering I hang with these two all week.
But No Sweets has been MUCH harder then I thought. I cut out sugar (for the most part) out of my coffee. And generally I'm not a HUGE sweets person - I know what you're thinking, duh..I'm sweet enough. Shut up, that's what you were thinking damn it! ;) But its proving to be a challenge. Have you ever tried to give up sugar completely? Yowzer. It's like the entire world is ALWAYS eating something SWEET! So even if you're not craving it, its all around you!
So I can't say I've been perfect in eating no sweets but just being part of this group helps keep me accountable or at least think twice when I am surrounded by chocolate Santa's and sugar plums are dancing in my head. What IS a sugar plum anyways?
So here's to all of us getting through the holidays and using SOME restraint when it comes to the good stuff.