Friday, January 4, 2013
The holidays can wreck havoc on healthy eating plans. However, one of the things that I kept in mind was that I want to stay in shape while enjoying several indulgences over the holiday. I spent the holidays in New York and I was intent on staying active while enjoying my favorite foods. Unfortunately I spent the majority of my time in New York under the weather so the daily runs and walks that I planned to do did not happen. That meant that I needed to be really mindful of the food that I was eating.
I enjoyed all of my holiday favorites including pumpkin pie, apple pie and my favorite holiday drink coquito. But the holidays are a time for celebration and family, not to put on extra unwanted pounds. And this holiday my plan was to “Get Body Beautiful” and stay healthy over the holidays with recommendations and a video from national fitness guru and author Andrea Riggs. Keeping Andrea's tips in mind, I did things like walk extra blocks while sight seeing in the New York City instead of taking the train. Admittedly, it was a bit frosty out but the exercise did my body and my son's body good.
And during the hectic early shopping mornings before Christmas, I found myself wishing for the flavor of an egg white delight because it is full of flavor with 260 calories. And although I always had it without sausage, it was packed with protein. Overall, I'd say that my quest to get "body beautiful" was fairly successful, despite my illness I did pretty well. And with the New Year, I plan to of course once again add consistent exercise to my routine and truly be "body beautiful" in 2013.
Disclosure: The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about the new Egg White Delight McMuffin. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the product. GAMOA believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. GAMOA policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.