I read somewhere that this is a special December with five weekends though that also means five Mondays. The good news is that I will have two of them off from the day job. The bad news is the other three. At the least, I have lots to talk about on this first Monday.
With the holiday season comes lots of gatherings with friends, families and coworkers. It also means lots of food, delicious, fun, fattening food. It's very difficult to avoid and refuse all the wonderfulness. So my first Monday health tip is to not refuse it. Instead of being strict about what you eat, try policing your portion size. You can even help yourself with your own baking. Make your cookies smaller. Cut those holiday marshmallow treats into tiny squares. Use smaller plates and even smaller cups for your sweet holiday drinks. And then cut yourself off early in the evening. Eating late can really ruin your weight management goals.
Onto other great things about this first Monday. Today, Lynda R. Young, announces her release of the anthology, Make Believe. Lynda's book can be purchased at this link. And read this short blurb:
Birthright by Lynda R. Young
Christa can mask the pain and
hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible.
She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in
Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even
though she's never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack
spouts outrageous theories about her.
Both spur Christa to bolt,
to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her
enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they
won’t stop until she’s dead.
Blurbs from all the
stories included in Make Believe can be found on the J. Taylor Publishing
Read an excerpt here. You can also read the excerpts from all the stories in this series here.
So, how are you going to watch your caloric intake this holiday? Or do you throw caution to the wind and enjoy the feasting and work it off after? Did you go check out Lynda's book?