Giving yourself leeway during the holidays...

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    Dec 18, 2007 9:54 PM GMT
    Well, I'm about to take my two week holiday vacation, and I'm going into it at my all-time heaviest. When I get back in January I expect I will see a body I have never seen before, since I'll be drinking, eating out, eating big holiday meals, and getting very little exercise.

    How much leeway do you guys give yourself during the holidays? What things do you stick to in the interest of maintaining a healthy weight for your build? Or do you just say screw it and promise yourself that you'll "fix it" in January?
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    Dec 19, 2007 1:45 AM GMT
    to be honest, no leeway, i can't afford it.

    i'm currently in the gym 5x a week (mon-fri). the only time i won't be in the gym during the holidays, is when it's closed. i'm not a meathead by any means, but i'm sick of my fat ass and i'm determined to get rid of it.

    besides that, i'm determined to be in better shape for softball in 2008 than i was this year.

    motivation is key and this site is a great motivation - just look around at these guys.
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    Dec 19, 2007 1:51 AM GMT
    I am o leeway now, cause I am in Turkey, but my rsolution, like many other folks, will be going for that nice body I had in High school. A lot of work ahead, but for now, some Gym time and not much diet focus.
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    Dec 19, 2007 1:51 AM GMT
    I don't know - your body chemistry doesn't take a vacation - what lee you give way to now will have to be paid for, with interest, I'd guess. icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 19, 2007 4:07 AM GMT
    give yourself 10 pounds, then work like hell to lose it in January....

    you only live once...enjoy the holidays...

    p.s. you'd look great with 10 pounds either way, don't sweat it...no pun intended...

    ;-)
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    Dec 19, 2007 1:29 PM GMT
    rugger, live a little, it's christmas. you're a hunk, you'll still be a hunk with a few more pounds.icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 19, 2007 2:21 PM GMT
    I give myself VERY VERY little leeway! It helps that i don't care for much that is considered holiday fair, stuffing and gravy and all that crap, it never appeals to my palet. Sugar cookies are my downfall, but most people get to those before i can icon_sad.gif

    NOW drinking is different, i swore of alcohol during the rehearsal schedule for Nutcracker, that ended this past weekend and i was living it up last night, after two hours at the gym mind you!

    If i don't work out, my body starts to hurt. Joints start hating me, back gets all whopperjawed... SO not a lot of leeway here.
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    Dec 19, 2007 2:35 PM GMT
    In 3 weeks during December I have my birthday, (oh thanks for the cards and presents) Christmas and New Years. I cancel working out with my trainer and don't touch alcohol for the first 75 days of the new year. Complete get out of jail free card during December.
  • bigguysf

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    Dec 19, 2007 4:10 PM GMT
    I give myself almost no leeway, except for my birthday. Other than that my goal is to feel like I'm getting older AND even better.
    Not a lot of give and take with that goal. LOL
  • irishboxers

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    Dec 19, 2007 4:39 PM GMT
    I vowed to give myself no leeway and, in fact, I increased my workouts just before Thanksgiving. But in the last week or so work has exploded with year-end projects and weird schedules. In short, excuses not to be at the gym.

    I'm going to allow it, but maintain my smart eating. The damage should be minimal, and it might even remind me why I was going in the first place and add to my motivation.

    And I'm in the group saying you're a hunk either way you slice it. :-)