Saturday, November 21, 2015

Week 1- My Healthy Holiday Mindful Eating

What Worked?
I tracked my food each day, even when My Fitness Pal was being a b*tch. I didn't worry about my macros this week, I just met my calories.  I felt good staying within a healthy range of my calories, but not obsessing over the numbers. My Healthy Holiday is all about being accountable and mindful.  If you go over your daily calories, don't stress...just keep track of it and move on.
Remember...My Fitness Pal is NEVER right when it comes to your calorie intake. Please don't just eat 1,200 calories because MFP tells you.  Manually put in how many calories you should eat (to find out just how many you should eat, click here). 

I also got in all of my workouts this week even though I had all the excuses not to.  I had parent teacher conferences after school on Thursday and Friday. I made sure to get in a 5am workout on those days because I knew I would be exhausted after conferences.  I'm so glad I worked out because it helps my stress level and then I was SUPER nice to all the parents. ;)

This week I also went to see Mocking Jay Part 2. I'm so sad it's over! And... I DID have some movie theatre popcorn. HOLY BUTTER! HOLY SALT!

Looking Ahead
This week is Thanksgiving week and my goal is to get in my workouts and drink lots of water.  I'm not going to "restrict" myself on Thanksgiving day but I do have a plan.  Want to hear it?
Thanksgiving Day
-Workout at Jazzercise (teach 2 classes)
-Eat a LARGE, protein heavy breakfast
-Drink lots of water
-Drink a protein shake and have a snack before I head over to my sister's house
-Eat only the WORTH IT food at Thanksgiving.  I really want to just eat stuffing, potatoes, and pie.  I'm not a fan of everything else.  I also plan to make sure to not go crazy on the appetizers because they aren't my favorite... I love them, but I'd rather have a big piece of chocolate pie.
-Stop eating when I'm FULL<--- holy heck- does anyone else struggle with this?

Let's not let this be us this year! I'm going to eat until I'm satisfied and then STOP!

Now we want to hear from YOU! Link up, grab the graphic from the top of this post, and tell us what worked for you this week (or what didn't work)!


  1. You are the wind beneath my wings...

  2. I love following this linky. I don't have a blog but I follow you on Bloglovin. I just recently lost 65 pounds by drastically changing my eating habits. I was a carboholic... Potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie are my favorites at Thanksgiving as well. :) I have really come to love fresh veggies so I will be bringing a large veggies tray as well as a 7 layer lettuce salad. Those will be my main picks along with a little bit of potatoes, stuffing, and pie. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Congrats on your 65 pound loss!!!!! I'm also a carb lover. :) HA! Hope you are having a great holiday!