Let’s get this “admission” over with.
I did it and I’m fairly sure you did too: OVERATE!
I thoroughly enjoyed my 7 or so crescent rolls, my mac and cheese, and mashed potatoes. I was grossly full and very happy! I had a great time joking and laughing with family and despite a sick child (103 temp!) Thanksgiving was a blast!
Post Thanksgiving, I squeezed into the only pair of jeans that fit me, and when I needed to switch it up, I unbuttoned the cargo pants that didn’t fit for the car ride home. (no judgement please—I wore a long t-shirt to cover it up!)
So, in the aftermath of Thanksgiving and before I indulge again for Christmas dinner, I’d like to get back on track. No crazy stuff, all reasonable adjustments.
Starting today (if my cold isn’t horrible–come on you KNOW I got sick from the kid breathing on me all week!) I am vowing to do my 15-20 mins of yoga/pilates in the morning.
I will continue with my Zumba (and water Zumba?!?) 2 nights a week.
I’ll need to get back to working out with my You Tube videos and not let myself “relax” on the weekend.
Most importantly for me, I will return to my more disciplined eating style. Although it’s not for everyone, I’ve found that as I get older refined sugars/carbs hate my body. So all the exercise in the world does me no good because I’m lethargic and miserable when I eat certain foods.
With all that said, let’s focus on style. What can I wear to get me through this week? (Disclaimer: I am not one to have several different sizes of clothes in my closet because it forces me to self-correct a bit sooner if I over indulge. It removes my safety net.)
Below are some ideas for outfits that can help camouflage the post holiday bulge while it’s “working it’s way out/off”:
1.Once again, blazers. (unbuttoned of course!). A good tailored blazer cinches the waist.
I know it seems counter-intuitive, (at least it did to me), why on earth would I want to shove myself into a dress if I’m not feeling “myself”? Well, because the dresses I am proposing have a little give, and will be flattering. There’s nothing worse than working all day in ill-fitting pants. You get the permanent button mark on your belly (because they were way too tight!)
Dress / Banana Republic dot dress / Banana Republic pleated dress / J.Crew fitted cocktail dress
Wrap dresses are especially great, if they aren’t clingy.
3. Patterned Blouses
Loose and flowy tops are perfect!
It hides just the right spots.