Hammer and Chisel Week 3 - Surviving the holidays

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If you’ve been following my Hammer & Chisel journey you may have noticed that week 3 kicked off with a holiday party AND Christmas Day brunch and dinner, of course.  'Tis the season right?

BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t make some progress along the way too!

We have had some holiday celebrations, a work party, and just some time out with friends and family! But here’s the deal – I do believe you can have your cake and eat it too!

Each day I have a party (and I don't have one every day) I’ve been “picking my splurge” whether its the meal or dessert I pick one and do my best on the other options. I have found making that healthier choice doesn’t leave me feeling deprived, but rather proud that I'm treating my body, and helping it stay healthy.

Here is my week 3 meal plan:

The holiday season is tough – don’t get me wrong. And the temptations are everywhere but not impossible to survive by any means!!!

Here are my top HOLIDAY tips!

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Hydration is key! I've been aiming for a gallon of water a day. Then also making sure I get in my workout. Through Thursday, I kept my schedule of waking up at 5:30 a.m., and worked out. Because Thursday is usually a rest day for Hammer & Chisel, I did Friday's workout, so I could use my rest day for Christmas Day. But I was right back at it the day after Christmas, and even my hubs worked out with me!

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Even at week three I'm already seeing improvement. I've been tracking the weight that I use for the exercises, and I've already increased most of the weights in all the workouts!

AND, I'm loving this program, because week three is the first time I've repeated one of the workouts. The variety and difference in each workout keeps my muscles guessing and keeps me from getting bored. 

If you are interested in joining me in the new year – my January 4 RESOLUTIONS into RESULTS challenge group is now forming!

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