You’re not the only one who struggles with trying to balance health and happiness over the winter break! There’s a change in your daily routine and sweet treats everywhere. It’s truly the happiest time of year, but that doesn’t mean your healthy lifestyle has to suffer.
We understand this month away from school may include the challenge to reach your daily step count or hold back on the cookies. So we asked some of our Longhorn Run Committee members what their guilty pleasures were and how they try to stay active over break. Feel free to take some of these ideas or begin thinking about how you’ll strike a balance!
What is your biggest guilty pleasure over Winter Break?
My grandmas apple pie is something I always look forward to. She makes one specifically for me and take it home to eat it all by myself.
My mom has candy dishes all over the house that have delicious chocolates or m&ms in them. It’s dangerous...
My grandma’s pound cake; it’s super good!
Eating a looot of candy!
Peppermint bark; I just can't get enough!
I love to watch a bunch of TV shows and movies. I recently started Stranger Things!
How do you stay healthy over Winter Break?
I love getting together with my friends to play basketball, because it’s always good to catch up with them and shoot hoops.
I love to take my family dog for walks since I don’t see her very often during the semester.
My best friend and I go to the gym together and do these dance fitness classes and the music gets really poppin’.
By skiing just about every day!
I work at a yoga studio, so I want to keep going to classes.
I have a puppy named Benji, he’s honestly a lunatic. (follow him @pupnamedbenji) So I plan on going to the park, and just try to keep up with him.