Pick a few of your favorite candies from the Halloween haul. Make a treat bag for your kid. Then? GET RID OF IT. There is no resisting a trash bag full of Snickers. Get it out of your house.
Plan out some healthy alternatives to contribute to your Thanksgiving celebration. A huge super-green salad of spinach and kale can fill up half your plate. Make a fun and tasty vinaigrette. Only go home with veggies and leftover turkey. And if you are the host? Have cute “to go” containers ready to load up for everyone else!
Bake your cookies. Make those memories. Package them up, and give them to friends, coworkers, etc. OR DON’T. I love receiving homemade cookies, but that means I will eat them. So, if someone is trying to keep it together, don’t tempt them with more goodies. Try making bath salts or sugar scrubs or other homemade indulgences that don’t pack on the calories.
WATER!!! Good ol’ H2O. Get a minimum of 100 ounces every day. More if you have cocktails the night before! Drink all. the. water. Easy, right?
Last. Hear me out. Get to the gym! I hear every excuse in the book about why people can’t make it to the gym. But, if you have time to bake cookies and put away twelve mini snickers in a day? You have time to sneak in a 30 minute session at the gym. Commit to a minimum of three days a week. Every week. Through the holidays. Have a plan—and stick to it!