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Here's what I am going to do: I am going to go out this week and buy something amazingly fabulous to wear on New Year's Eve. I'm going to pick something that fits just right, that sparkles just so, and I'm going to hang that something fabulous in the front of my closet. It's going to be a daily reminder that six days after Christmas I can't be even an inch wider than I am today. Not even a centimeter.
But breaking even? Not an easy task when faced with Halloween candy followed by Thanksgiving dinner followed by Christmas cookies and hot apple cider. How is a girl supposed to break even when the holiday treats are piled high? Here's my plan:
Step One: Do a Preemptive Detox.
Step Two: Stick strictly to vegetarianism. That's right: no turkey, no gravy, no ham, no stuffing, no bacon-wrapped chestnuts. What's Thanksgiving without a turkey you ask? Well, it's sweet potatoes and homemade cranberries and butternut squash and fresh green beans and pumpkin soup and apple pie. It's all sorts of amazing fruit- and vegetable-based dishes. And, believe me, it's still pretty amazing.
Step Three: Walk. A lot. Walk with family and friends. Park the car as far from the mall entrance as possible (whenever I am forced to brave the mall anyway). Take brisk morning walks and walks downtown for coffee. Walk to the market to pick up a pumpkin. Walk to the post office to mail the holiday cards.
Step Four: Plan ahead for holiday travel. I'm the worst at exercising when I travel. Something about being in a hotel makes me want to climb in bed and turn on the television. I am going to remember to pack my running shoes in my luggage, choose hotels with a gym, and actually find thirty minutes to workout. In addition, I'll pack a small cooler with healthy snacks--apples, water, and Laughing Cow wedges, for example--so I don't end up eating cookies from the vending machine.
Step Five: Try on the dress. Once a week, I am going to try on my fabulous New Year's Eve frock and make sure it fits. When the fit is tight, I'll increase the workouts and pass on the pumpkin pie. When the fit is right, you can cut me another slice, please.
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