On Monday, it hit me that it is the week before Christmas! YEAH! I am so excited. It also occurred to me that I had one more Christmas present to buy. Yikes. I know that the malls and stores are crazy right now, but I also knew that further delaying the shopping would lead to an even more painfully stressful experience.
I woke up with sore calves from this weekend’s jump roping, and decided against cardio. So, I piddled around, spoke to my lovey, and got ready to go out on the town.
Then, being the wonderful daughter and sister that I am, I took my sister and my mama out for lunch at Panera. Yes, gluten-free people, Panera. When I went gluten-free, I assumed that Panera Bread was totally out-of-the-question. However, when it was suggested as a meal option, I was curious to find out. I read that nothing is "certified" gluten-free (obvs. It’s a bakery). But, there ARE several dishes with all gluten-free ingredients. Check it out
Note: If you are a severe Celiac, you probably shouldn’t try this out due to cross-contamination.
Hurrah! I celebrated this discovery by getting a Classic Café Salad.
|Mons and I happy to be at our long, lost cafe.|
Afterward, I made my way to America’s Friendliest Hometown to get my last present. Great success!
When I got home, my mama and I gave each other manicures. Productive activities. It made me realize how much pointless stuff I do every day. Geez.
|At least my nails look awesome.|
Since my nails were wet, and my mom’s weren’t, she was kind enough to make my dinner.
|Low cal pastrami (this is not a joke) and sauerkraut sandwich with sauteed veggies|
Unfortunately, this lovely dinner was followed by this:
|Food for baby dogs.|
I say unfortunately because munching a little bit of Puppy Chow equals munching on lots of calories. Oh well. ‘Tis the season for enjoyment, fa-la-la-la-la…la-la-la-la.
To work off some of those glorious calories, I did an upper body and ab workout.
It struck me that I will be battling minor weight gain this week. But I am completely ok with it. As long as I workout, do my thing, and don’t go overboard, then why should I worry?
I know those extra pounds we rack up during the holidays make us feel a little bleh, and everyone wants to stay in tip-top shape. Some of us have weddings to attend, parties to go to, or just want to feel a little lighter. Well, there is a solution that the makers of Yoplait have come up with! It’s called the Two-Week Tune Up! It’s a custom diet plan designed especially for you by Yoplait!
For more information, visit Yoplait’s Two Week Tune Up.
I have been given the opportunity to try out this new plan after the holiday season has ended, thanks to Yoplait! I will track my progress here for you guys to see! I will share more information about it when the time gets closer!
Until then, I will just be enjoying myself in moderation, keeping up my workout routine, and having happy holidays. I hope you will too!
What are your holiday plans this year? How do you plan to stay fit and healthy over the next two weeks? Leave a comment!