Tasha’s Tips ~ Thanksgiving, Reunions, Parties Oh My

With Thanksgiving tomorrow and events coming up like class reunions and family parties, we want to make sure we are staying on top of our healthy eating! Everyone tends to struggle during these times, but I am here to help you out!! Check out some of my tips that won’t cause a food coma or a huge hangover in the morning.

~Eat before the event

I am not saying eat an entire meal so you aren’t hungry during your event, however if you eat something small like an apple before you go you will most likely eat less there. The fiber from the apple will help fill you up! When we are hungry we usually make poor choices, so eating something before will help guide you in the right direction to choose the healthier choice.

~Check out the food

Make sure to take a lap around the table and check out all the options of food available to you. This way you can make healthier choices instead of filling your plate only to find that your plate is full and you didn’t make such great choices.

~Veggies, Veggies, Veggies

I cannot stress enough to get those vegetables! Try to eat a small plate of carrots, broccoli, etc before you eat anything else.

~Alcohol

We all know that alcohol is empty calories, however I want you to enjoy your event! Choose a red wine or clear liquor. Have a vodka and water or a vodka and club soda, throw in a few lemons and limes to get that citrus taste. Also, try and keep your drink limit to 2.

~H2O

Drink a glass of water before, during and after your event. This will keep you hydrated! You all know how we preach that water is your best friend! Drown yourself in it.

~Focus on the event

Spend your time at your event catching up with family or if you are at a class reunion take time to reconnect with your old classmates. Focusing on doing this will help steer you clear of the food. Enjoy yourself, the music, people and ambiance.

~Position is key

If you are standing near the food or bar you will be tempted to keep picking at everything or getting drink after drink. If you position yourself away from both areas you are more than likely going to enjoy your time chatting than eating and drinking.

~Everyone loves dessert

I am one to be guilty of having a sweet tooth. When attending any event there is most likely going to be that dessert table, make sure to only have a few pieces. Choose wisely, enjoy those bites, but do not go back for seconds. If you still feel like you need more, try to drink a cup of coffee or tea to get rid of that feeling for the evening.

~Indulge (A Little) & Enjoy (A Lot)~

Rosie’s Ramblings – Plateau

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At some point, we all reach a moment where we feel stuck. It’s like you’re banging your head against the wall expecting your headache to go away. You aren’t moving forward, but you aren’t moving backwards either. You’re stuck in neutral.

Plateau. It’s a hard place to be. It’s frustrating. It makes you want to tear your hair out. It makes you want to yell into a pillow and throw your arms around like a toddler having a temper tantrum.

It’s continuing on, not knowing when the plateau will end that creates character. It’s trusting in yourself, your process, and your abilities so unwaveringly that you press on. Every step forward is a step in the right direction.

It may feel exhausting or pointless at times, but continue on. The person you become at the end of the plateau – slightly battered and beaten, tired, relieved, and exalted – is one much stronger than the person who started.

No journey is linear. There are dips and climbs and forks in the road that throw our path into a tailspin, but without this, reaching goals would be too easy. There wouldn’t be any excitement in it. It would be like asking a high school senior to take a first grade math test, pointless. The senior is so far advanced from 1 + 1, that there would be no feeling of satisfaction from passing that exam. You need a goal that challenges you, and likewise, changes you to become a better person because of it.

Diamonds are formed from high temperature and pressure. Continue to apply pressure to continue to work hard and heat up the motivation. From that, the plateau will drop away and a diamond will be formed.

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”

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Motivational Monday

ap·pre·ci·a·tion

əˌprēSHēˈāSH(ə)n/

noun

noun: appreciation; plural noun: appreciations

the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.”I smiled in appreciation of the hip hinge”

synonyms:

valuing, treasuring, admiration, respect, regard, esteem, high opinion “her appreciation of the encouragement”

Sometimes it seems as though the only attributes we focus on about ourselves are the ones that we dislike the most. Or better yet, the ones that we think others may dislike the most about us. So we try to fix, fix, fix! We spend all of this time pressuring ourselves to fit into a certain mold or be something we aren’t that we forget the most important part. In your life you are already doing great and you are doing so because there are things that you are amazing at. You are needed for things you may not even realize. Let’s turn our focus.

Forget about your weaknesses and focus on your strengths. Utilize them in order to be a better version of what you already are! It is so easy for us, as humans, to look at others and compare ourselves in relation to how much better someone might be than us. Consider that the very person you are comparing yourself to might, in turn, look at you the same way.

Appreciate who you are.

I challenge you to start giving the world more of what you are great at. If you have a hard time figuring it out, ask someone close to you! I bet you will be pleasantly surprised by the things other people admire about you. Overall, think about what makes you unique and how you can help others. We could all benefit more by living in a community that is open to getting the best out of each other.

This week I encourage you to think about what you are great at, and find a way to be even better. You wear a lot of hats on a daily basis. Parent, Triber, Coach, Boss, Significant Other, and more! Choose one or two of those roles and think about ways in which you can expand your ability to be amazing at them! If you need somewhere to start, think about how impactful you can be as a Fit Triber! Our awesome Tribe is made of all sorts of personalities like you. We need you! There are personalities that support, encourage and motivate.

Appreciate who you are and give it to the world around you!

Happy Monday!