I laughed, hard, tonight, when my Facebook page today let me know that one of our favorite online sisters, April of Coal Creek Farm, did the exact same thing I did today: joined (in my case, rejoined) the gym. After today’s “total toning” class, I can already feel my arms aching. But I also feel a lot slightly less guilty about the weekend’s major indulgence, chocolate pecan pie.
So inspired by a generous donation by one of our favorite cooking sisters, the amazing Elana Amsterdam (read our profile of her here, and visit her website,) we’re challenging ourselves, and you, dear sisters, (yes, that means YOU!) to tell us your best tips for keeping healthy, dare we even say fit, during this most tempting and overindulgent time. Do you do like Margaret and Marion, and follow a specific regimen (gluten-free, or otherwise?) Or are you more loosey-goosey, like I tend to be (with predictably uneven, ahem, results?)
Whatever your dietary M.O., we want you to give us your very best ideas of how you keep a lid on holiday excess, and we’ll reward a select (random, but select nonetheless) seven of you with a copy of Elana’s incredible The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, a beautiful compendium of healthful and delicious recipes for this time of year and beyond.
Here’s how it works. If you would like to win a copy of the book, leave a comment on this post, telling us your best idea for not going to the (corn)dogs between now and January 1. Then, if you have a blog, please post the news of this little shindig of ours there, too (with a link back.) We’ll select the winners at random next Tuesday, and you don’t have to be a blogger to win!
WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! Congrats to Paulette, Irene, Ashlie, Square Peg Karen, L, Jen and Kelsey–be sure to read through the comments to learn their great tips for staying healthier during the holidays! Thanks, all, for reading and chiming in!
In the meantime, I have to gear up for tomorrow’s dose of pain: Cardio Jam. April, are you listening?