Holiday survival

One of my regular blog stops is Craig Ballantyne’s Turbulence Training Fat Loss. He had a great post today in time for the upcoming holiday barbecue-and-beer bonanza, “10 Tips to Survive the Weekend,” or as he puts it, “the perfect plan for overcoming diet destruction.”

I’ll let you follow the link if you are interested, but two things in the post really jumped out at me. Here’s the first:

Figure out what you want more. Do you want the chips more than a flat stomach? If yes, then eat chips and don’t feel guilty. If the answer is “NO! I want a flat stomach more than I want a stupid handful of potato chips!”, then good news, you won’t eat the chips.

Nicely said!

The other thing was a photo-as-cautionary tale, that being a picture of one Bluto Blutarsky, as played by the dearly departed John Belushi in the classic film, “Animal House” (which, being that it was filmed on the campus of my alma mater, the University of Oregon, has a special place in my heart, and in my DVD collection).

So this weekend, my readers, get some exercise, eat wisely, and don’t become this guy: