Okay, be honest with me; who has had their FAT PANTS front and center in their closet since Halloween (4th of July?)? I mean holiday weight GAIN is inevitable right?
“Little Black Dress – Pick on someone you’re OWN size!”
“A belt? Good thing a bulky holiday sweater can cover the fact that I’m not wearing no stickin’ waist pincher!”
“There are starving people somewhere, so it would be cruel of me NOT to finish the apple, walnut, pecan, cream cheese pie with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream on top!”
IN ALL SERIOUSNESS THOUGH: DON’T LET THESE THOUGHTS CONSUME YOUR MIND…
Well Lorna Jane, the Fit Approach and I have formed an alliance (Giproach Jane?), much like the Scooby Doo clan or the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, to kick box the holiday’s reputation into the pile of coal you hope Santa brings your arch-nemesis!
By following our lead, you will soon enough be able to sport a Miley Cyrus type get-up… Not that you’d want to. And honestly, do everyone a favor and DON’T!
Here is how we catch the evil villain known as Weight Gain and blow him to smithereens!
1. We Climb Mount Everest
Okay, you don’t actually have to fly to Nepal, hire a shrepa and risk your life while trekking up this vast mountain, but exercising during the holidays is a must! Not only is it a great way to make you feel a little less guilty about your the 4th slice of pie, but it’s the most amazing “CRAZY [insert your name here]” RELIEVER ever! If you’re the type of person who flips out over the tiniest things, you will be AMAZED at how exercise can transform you into the most nonchalant person ever. And why not rock some light-weight and pretty sexy Lorna Jane gear as you punch your inner crazy into a coma!
2. Make Some Food Swaparoos
After trampling fellow shoppers at the mall, you realize you have yet to figure out what to make for your hungry pack that is waiting for you at home (they could give a rat’s ass that you were out shopping for gifts FOR THEM!) While ordering take out, such as pizza, sounds like the IDEAL hungry feeder, you know that a moment on the lips is forever on the hips (that is of course if you don’t “climb Everest”). And really, are you just going to eat a salad as your family chows down on that pepperoni infested gooey slice of pie? PIZZA… SOUNDS… SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOD!!!!!
No need to exhile the traditional go-to “in a pinch” feast… But why not make your OWN healthier (and honestly, TASTIER) variation! Check out Lorna Jane’s Move Over Sugar Cookbook‘s MAGICAL Cauliflower Pizza!
Are you experiencing DEJA VU like me? That’s right, Whitney and I made this utter GENIUS RECIPE a few weeks ago on DUDE FOOD!
3. Sleep Like You Were Sedated
Other than eating… And… Well you know, sleeping is the most amazing part of the day! While your dream self might combat crime, go sky-diving, marry your celebrity crush, etc, you always seem to wake up refreshed and energized. Unfortunately, during the holidays, you tend to put sleep on the back burner (with the burnt peas?) because you have… One… More… Gift… To… Wrap!
If you want to be dubbed the “fire breathing dragon” this holiday, then go for it, nix the six to eight hours of sleep you’re supposed to get. But, if you want to be nicknamed “fairy god-mother/father” then do yourself and everyone else a favor by putting down the scissors and glass of wine (more than one drink hinders the quality of your sleep, by the way) and head to bed!
4. Put A Smile On Your Face To Make The World A Better Place
For some, holidays just mean annoying relatives sticking their what feels like long Pinocchio noses into your business. Obviously you cannot punch them into a different solar system, but what you can do is just grin and bear it! In reality, you only have to spend time with those relatives one, maybe two days at most and you can easily turn the conversation around and give them a taste of their own medicine! If that doesn’t work… Feed them the holiday cookie you have been eying, yet know you shouldn’t eat… In a sense, that’s almost the equivalent to KO-ing them!
5. All Else Fails… Hibernate Like A Bear
Bears get it pretty easy in the winter. They can hide from the world and come out only when they want to. Well, if you must, you can adopt Yogi the bear’s winter habits, especially if that helps you cope with the commotion of your nieces and nephews, avoid the brick-like fruitcake that no one likes, yet you still eye or bypass the relatives I mentioned above. Don the ugly holiday get-up only when absolutely necessary!
You know what though? You don’t have to put on any such none sense, why not check out Lorna Jane, they’ve got some clothing that you can rock this holiday season (well, to me work out apparel is OKAY ALL THE TIME)! And would you look at that: they’re feeling pretty festive right now, ringing in the holiday with a 20% off discount code: SHOPLJ.
BUT ON TOP OF THAT, they’re ALSO giving away a $250 gift card! ENTER TO WIN HERE!
NO WEIGHT GAIN OR HOLIDAY PAINS CAN GET IN THE WAY OF the DEXTEROUS GIPROACH JANE!!!
Linked to: Waste Not, Want Not.
SO TELL ME…
- How to you survive the holidays?
- How would your family/friends react if you wore a Miley Cyrus get-up to a holiday party?
- What is your favorite holiday dessert? Have you “healthified” it? Share the recipe!
- Are you a fan of Lorna Jane?
- Did you see my hiding face in this post?
- Have you tried to get rid of sugar from your diet? What was your experience like? – Hopefully you’re still doing it!
- Who would you REALLY like to see come down your chimney in the middle of the night?
- If you’ve got other tips & tricks – SHARE THEM!
- Could you see GIPROACH JANE as the new super hero clan?