Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love decorating our house, planning costumes and handing out candy to all the excited kids at the door. However, like many holidays, Halloween can also be a stressful. All of the junk food and candy everywhere can be anxiety provoking. Candy seems to linger around for days or weeks just begging to be eaten. What’s a healthy, fitness minded girl to do? Today I offer you a few Halloween “Lifesavers” and healthy tips for a stress free holiday?
Buy candy at the last minute
Although it seems like candy has been out on the shelves for months now, waiting to buy it until the last minute really keeps me from being tempted to eat it all. I have made the mistake in years past of buying the “good candy” (as my kids call it) way in advance only to find that it just calls my name for weeks. The stores are not going to run out of candy! I also try to buy the candy that I don’t personally care for.
Do something active early in the day
Plan to go to a class or go for a run earlier in the day. Most Halloween activities do not start until the afternoon or evening so an early morning workout gives you are great head start for the day.
Give yourself permission to enjoy the day
Decide in advance how much candy or goodies you would feel comfortable eating. Having a plan can take away some of the stress and make the day more relaxing.
Get rid of it
Left with more candy than you expected? Many shelters and military organizations and even some dentists will take donations of extra candy. Operation Gratitude has collection points all across the country and they will send it off to the troops for them to enjoy.
Keep a healthy Perspective
If all these tips don’t work and you have an overdose of sugar, know that one day does not ruin weeks of healthy habits.
Have a fun and safe Halloween!
Have any healthy Halloween tips for me?
Linking up with Nicole for Fit N Fashionable Friday