Blame it on the holidays...

I hear it every year. It was the holiday's fault.

First it is not the holiday's fault. How many holidays are there? Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, St. Patricks, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day ... nine days caused the weight problem??? Ok, so there were several holiday parties plus different events through the year like birthday parties and vacation. I will give you 52 days of total indulgence. 

Do not worry about the holidays and holiday eating. Enjoy it! The worry and stress over it is worse than a bit of weight gain. Try to stay on your exercise schedule even if eating healthfully is more difficult. If you are out of town and don’t have access to your gym you can use your own body to do push-ups, planks, lunges and go for a walk. Some exercise is better than none and a little goes a long way. 

Remember it is your lifestyle habits the other 300 days or so that make the real difference. Make those 300 days count for your health and enjoy the holidays!