Halloween is tomorrow and I’m already tense. This holiday has been the demise of many a good diet plan for me. I decided that if I was going to be different this time I was going to have to act differently. So, I created a Halloween Survival Checklist to help you and me make ti through!

Have A Plan

Going into the day without a plan will be the nail in the coffin (a little Halloween humor there) for our meal plan. Consider where you’re going, when you’re going and even what your entire day is going to look like. THEN MAKE A PLAN! Have snacks on hand that you actually like (this is not the night for celery and hummus), plan fun things that are not food related and even consider donating the majority of the candy the next day! (Didn’t know that was a thing? Check it out here).¬†




Get In A Workout

Workouts make us feel good. They center us and make us want to have a great day. If you have a good workout most likely you won’t want to destroy all of that hard work on some cheap candy!

Ditch The Yoga Pants

Wearing clothing that is fitted will help us to be aware of our bodies. We will feel quickly when we decide to fuel our bodies with junk. It will make us far less likely to indulge!

Plan Your Treats

Don’t, I repeat DON’T, deny yourself a treat.¬† That will make you obsess about it and then you will end up going off the rails because you felt deprived. Seek out some awesome fall time recipes for fun things to drink or snack on during the day.

Remember Your Why

Before you snake your hand around those fun size candy bars consider why you are on a journey to get fit to begin with. Remembering the why behind the sweat, the meal prep, the cooking, the container counting will help you stay laser focused on your goals.

Drink, Drink, Drink

No, not like a college frat party drink. Try drinking water, sparkling water, coffee, tea, or some other fancy beverage. It will keep your hands and mouth busy so you will be less likely to pop the piece of candy in your mouth.

Don’t Be Afraid To Tap Out

We don’t get extra points somewhere for making ourselves miserable by manning the candy bowl. If you feel like you can’t make it one more minute then hand the bowl off to someone else and head inside for some me time. No one else there? Then you put the bowl on the front stoop with a sign that says help yourself. You are your journey are more important then making sure that Princess Elena’s goodies were hand-delivered into her pumpkin or she grabbed a handful with her own sticky hands.

Grab the Printable!

[sociallocker id=”138″] Here’s your printable checklist¬†Halloween Survival Checklist [/sociallocker]

Let’s take on this holiday and show it who is the boss!! Tony Danza, of course!

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