Did you know that the more you limit yourself from what holiday foods you can or can't have the more likely you are to overeat them? Yup. I learned that the hard way from my past. Now, I see holiday time very differently when it comes to food & family! No more deprivation, no more counting calories, and no more workouts used as "punishment." If I want a cookie, I will have a cookie. The key is listening to my body's hunger cues and learning to stop when I am satisfied! So, take the pressure OFF!
The video for this was on my Facebook (you can follow my account: Caren Fehr) and it was comical! This is what you do when you don't have weights conveniently lying around while on vacation! Thankfully the Fehrs had a 25 pumpkin lying around in their garage and you can bet it did the job WELL! To the right is your classic squat&press...obviously even more of a classic when adding a huge pumping that could fall on your head :)
Fun fact: I left my sneakers at the hotel we stayed at last Wednesday night (I know...my husband can't take me anywhere). So we plan to stop at that same hotel when we leave this week to get them...they are my favorite! I have had them for 5 years. They have lasted with me through CRAZY workouts (Insanity, Asylum, and Insanity Max30). The pair I am wearing are from target...they have memory foam? Different...but I like them.
We went to Hotel Hershey on Sunday (Christmas tradition). Holy wow. Their food is out of this world and there is so much of it (it's buffet style). I will say that I did not listen to my body this time when it said "you had enough"... I just kept eating...it was too good...then I had a stomach ache :D I clearly did not have the patience to picture my food; it quickly went to my stomach.
Monday mama Fehr treated Paige and I to the Hershey Hotel Spa! This is another Christmas tradition and an amazing one. I got the full body massage and it was heavenly! For lunch I was not craving anything crazy this time and kept it clean and simple. I made sure I had my protein, carbs, veggies, and fats! (Grilled chicken w/ salad, beets, pistachios, and olive bread). I was content :) We still have 3 full days here and I am just soaking it all in! The point of vacation s to relax and that is exactly what I am doing. I am not strict about what I am eating and I am working out as long as my body is up for it in as many creative ways as I can!
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Though I am a certified personal trainer through AFAA, I am not a nutritionist. Any food posts on this blog are simply related to my journey!