‘Tis the season

Ahhh Christmas.
It’s very different when it happens during show prep.
People were amazed when I told them I would not be drinking alcohol, baking copious amounts of cookies, and indulging in my grandma’s chocolate peppermint bark this year.

Side note: I AM eating goodies on Christmas Day. My trainer and I discussed this previously, and rather than feeling completely deprived I will allow myself some indulgences on the 25th.

I, however, have come to the conclusion that this is one of the best better times of year for show prep.

I am not on the beach, longing for beer. I’m not on vacation at an all inclusive resort. In fact, I’m not being pressured at all by friends to drink and/or eat greasy food. All of my friends are so broke busy from the holidays that I haven’t gone out at all. (I have watched people get hammered around me at two Christmas parties though… Entertaining!).

I am lucky, which makes this easier for me. My mom asked for my clean eating grocery list as I’m going to visit at the end of this week. And my fiancĂ© is going to be at the gym with me while we are away for the holidays. My trainer is on speed dial for emotional support.

Honestly though, I would rather make it through the month of December than the months of June or August. I am finding that my temptations have been mostly limited to holiday baked goods, which I have managed to steer clear of. I haven’t been on a boat with a cooler next to me or felt the desire to go dancing while tipsy. These temptations are thankfully limited to the hot summer nights.

I can not wait to be on the beach, looking ripped, having already completed this process, feeling satisfied, and holding a cooler or beer in my hand!

Maintenance of my current weight is my goal for the week of Christmas. I know I can do it! New Years will be a challenge, but I actually really enjoy being in control while everyone around me gets lost in oblivion. What would Freud say?

Happy Holidays everyone!