Did You Eat Too Much Over the Holidays?

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 12:31 am by

Yeah, me too. It happens! And you know what? I don’t even feel guilty about it. I splurged on my Christmas Eve dinner, because we go out with my family every year. And I splurged on Christmas night with some banana pudding and wine.

My Christmas was filled with lots of love, laughs and obviously good wine. It was spent celebrating the birth of my Savior and showering my loved ones with gifts (and being showered myself…well I was more-so drenched. I was so spoiled this year). I enjoyed every second of it and now…I’m ready to get back on track!

How could I not be ready to get back on track when I have all of these cute workout clothes to wear now?! Told you…spoiled.

Workout Clothes

I also got a Kitchaid Mixer, a stainless steel Calphalon cookware set, and a Vitamix! HELLO to stepping up my recipe blogging…maybe (; But my favorite thing…A HOME GYM! I’m talking 5-30 pound dumbbell set, an olympic barbell with 260 pounds worth of plates, a weight bench with a leg developer, medicine balls, plyo boxes, kettlebells, TRX, resistance bands and even a tire to flip! My workouts are about to get REAL serious, y’all!

Husband is even helping me turn the garage into a gym….speakers, mirrors, whiteboards…the whole deal. SO EXCITED! I am a very thankful girl right now.

So back to getting on track…

Tips for Getting Back on Track After the Holidays

You were doing AWESOME before the holidays. Making great food choices, working out every day…but now, not so much. It’s okay! Just commit to getting back on track. Start NOW, don’t wait for January 1st.

1. Don’t let 1-2 days turn into 1-2 weeks.

You had a few days to enjoy yourself – that’s plenty. Time to get back on track! You will feel energized and happy once you’re back on track but frumpy and tired if you keep indulging. Indulging is fun and special because we don’t do it often…it loses it’s spark if you do it all the time.

Put on your big girl pants and step up to the plate – time to focus and get things done. Make healthy choices and move your body!

2. Schedule your workouts.

I do this all the time…not just around holidays. Every night I decide what time I’m going to workout the following day. Then I write it down in my planner as if it was an appointment. Something that I’m obligated to go to.

3. Get a workout partner.

Can we say accountability? If you tell a friend or family member that you’re going to meet them for a workout, you’re more likely to go through with it than if you just promised yourself a solo workout. Plus if you do try to cop out on your workout partner, chances are they’ll come to your house and drag you to workout anyways. That’s a good friend right there.

4. Move every day.

Yep. I don’t mean you have to do an intense, hour long workout every day. But you do need to make time to be active. Go on a walk. Or a hike. Or for a swim if you live where it’s warm. Don’t let the day go by only to realize that you’ve barely moved from the couch. I make sure to do something active even on my rest days. I usually take the dog for a walk to get my blood pumping a little!

5. Fill your pantry with fresh, clean, whole foods.

If you have junk food in your house, you’re going to be tempted to eat it. If you have healthy, whole foods in your house, you’ll eat those. Pretty simple logic, huh? I spend some time on Sundays meal prepping healthy snacks for me to have during the week. That way if I get home and I’m super hungry, I have something to reach for.

Remember – you’re gonna feel amazing after you get that workout done no matter how much you’re dreading it at the beginning. You’re going to feel SO much better for choosing healthy foods over processed junk.

You are strong. You are beautiful. You are in control! 

Here’s to a strong, healthy, and happy 2015!

xo, Jess

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  • Amy B says:

    I sooo needed this article! My husband and myself prepared ourselves for the FOUR Christmas dinners we had to attend. Yes–4! I was mortified when I stepped on the scales this morning 🙁 even with us being mindful of what we ate, I have gained 8 lbs 🙁 no joke. But we are back in track now and know what we need to do. Ready for 2015!

    • Glisten Fit says:

      I feel you, Amy! We had 6 Christmas stops and had to eat at 4 of them!
      Glad to hear that you’re back on track and ready to take on 2015! You’ve got this, girl 🙂 xo, Jess

  • Lindsay says:

    Love all the workout gear you acquired!! Sweet deal! I got gift cards for Lululemon, which are much appreciated considering the hours I put in at the gym 5-6 days a week.

    What are the brands of your crop pants you all got? I can’t quite figure it out. The first 5 from the left look to be all the same brand.

    You should do a blog post about the brands of gear that you wear, why you like them and compare them. I’m not a huge fan of the sky-high prices that, say, Lululemon athletic wear retails for, BUT, I’ve been a longtime wearer (??? that’s not even a word lol), for I’d say at least 13 years, since before I met my hubby and their gear does hold up if you don’t put it in the dryer, take care of the clothes, etc. I’m always looking for recommendations but find I usually stick with what I know and what works.

    Anyways, just wanted your opinion of fave products in terms of crops mainly.

    Oh and congrats on the home gym building, that’s wicked!! I wish I lived closer to you girly!! For reals!

    I’m going Paleo beginning in January… I don’t eat horribly but I think cutting out wheat and sugar completely, it’ll make a huge difference and I’ll notice some lean down. Nothing drastic but some tweaking and I’m hoping that it jump starts my hubby to make 2015 a year of change.

    Happy New Year and apologies for the long-winded post. 😛

    • Glisten Fit says:

      I’ll add this idea to my blog list 🙂 Thanks for your input girl! I love hearing what y’all want to read! The ones on the left are Bumbumbacana. I love them but they’re not cheap! xo, Jess

  • Lindsay says:

    LOVE your Day Designer Planner, as well. I’ve seen them online before and toyed with getting one but again, stuck with what I’ve found familiar and what works. I think I’m going to splurge on one next year. Either one of those or a Kate Spade Planner but I think the Day Designer ones actually look nicer.

  • Lindsay says:

    Thanks girl! 🙂 I’m checking out the Bumbumbacana website now. Pretty colours 🙂 Although I like bright colours, I prefer black because I sweat my ass off and typically have sweat stains/marks on my legs/crotch when I do Shred or Bodypump. But I guess I shouldn’t care too much, right?

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