Leading up to Christmas we cleared out the larder and I was 2kg lighter pre-Christmas Day. How? Portion control, lots of H2O and I ramped up the exercise too. I enjoyed planning the Christmas Day menu and we added some little tweaks – for example, a pomegranate salad (one of Sophie Grigson’s recipes) to start, and a cashew nut cream rather than dairy to go with the pud, which was no bigger per person than a small satsuma. Still meant we had plenty to eat – oh, and there was a “no sausage meat stuffing” rule in my kitchen, plus we had a “rainbow” of vegetables too.
And of course we also had our annual Christmas Day workout at Kirtlington Village Hall. This was the 21st year we’ve held this event and it was great to see so many people there. We did about 40 minutes of light exercise, all rounded off with a chilled glass of Champagne afterwards and we were done and dusted by 10am – leaving everyone plenty of time to enjoy the rest of Christmas Day!
On New Year’s Eve ………
EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY…..
BUT IN 2014 DOUBLE YOUR TRAINING!