Got up at 6:30 to head the gym by 7:30 when it opened.
Had the usual before we left:
Great workout this morning: Stairs, ET, and weights. I did 5 extra minutes because of the vacation approaching. Go me! 500 kcal burned.
Breakfast was the usual – oatmeal made with vanilla soy milk, PB, walnuts, flax and cinnamon. No brown sugar or maple syrup to keep my cravings at bay! (I haven’t 100% determined if adding them makes me crave sugar more later in the day, but I have noticed it enough on a few occasions that if I need to be particularly mindful one day I’ll skip it on purpose).
And decaf hazelnut/french vanilla coffee….
Breakfast calories (including toast) = 540.
It was so fun getting dressed with the sun shining in the windows (normally it’s still dark when I’m getting ready 🙁 ).
I’ve got my hair curled and a festive outfit on ready for an early present exchange with the husband’s family (and I hear there’s “wine and Christmas cheer” so I might be having an afternoon cocktail!) Then tonight we’re going to this great local white-tablecloth restaurant that has small portions and great seafood. It’s exactly the kind of place you want to go to get good food in a nice restaurant. I might not have wine with dinner – which is something that is totally NOT me but I’ve learned that I just feel better if I don’t have wine and would rather spend the days before Christmas feeling my best so I can enjoy Christmas Day itself more. So, I might just have one glass this afternoon and skip it at dinner.
Gotta go pack and drive 2 hours to my parents’ house.
Enjoy your holidays and remember: Only put it in your mouth if you’re going to savor every bite and REALLY enjoy the pleasure of food. Try not to mindlessly eat “just because it’s there.”
Your brain may be on a holiday, but your body deserves the same respect on Christmas as every other day of the year.
But still enjoy yourselves!