If you have committed to a healthy lifestyle and use your treadmill regularly, you probably aren’t worried about the upcoming holiday season. Depending on what you goal is, you can look upon this time with dread or gleeful anticipation. Some might not want to face all the pressure to eat the traditional Thanksgiving meal, but to avoid making a scene, will consent to a small helping. Sometimes it’s better to go ahead and enjoy the fullness of all that is offered during the meal – after all, Thanksgiving signifies bounty and a plentiful harvest. And there are ways to enjoy all of the turkey and trimmings without putting a damper on what should be the most joyous gathering of the year.
Portion control is key to maintaining your goal. If your family knows you very well, they probably already know you have been making changes and will support your efforts, or they have gotten used to skipping you when they pass the turkey platter around. Either way, one thing you can do to deflect any criticism is to talk about some of the things you are thankful for. Tell them about the new ways you use technology and how easy it was for you to book your travel using Priceline. Tell them how much you saved when you applied a Groupon to the purchase of your ticket. And advise them to do the same.
Groupon may be new to them, so you can explain how easy it is to apply a coupon or promo code. You can even demonstrate it at the table, and pass your tablet around instead of the pumpkin pie. When the conversation turns to the Black Friday frenzy they’re used to staying up for, remind them that last year, those sales were down because people have gotten used to the ease and convenience of online shopping. Tell them there’s no need to stand in a long line out in the cold to save money on the same television set that will drop even further in price by Cyber Monday. Then, casually scroll over to a page that shows treadmills for sale, and show them how much they can save by using a Groupon to buy one. By then, they should get the hint. They’ll realize they can save time, money and their sanity by shopping the smart way. That’s using Groupons to shop for everything they need this holiday season