Some morning’s your in-laws open up the See’s Candies and put it right in front of you and your favorite marshmallow, carmel, and dark chocolate combo stares at you
Someday’s you start the day with oatmeal, eggs, fruit or veggies.
Cut up and put into these…….
And also some of these…..
Here is for the honesty part.
I woke up this morning, got up and looked in the mirror.
Sunday’s are my day off from exercise. I know you think I am super confident and about 98.77% of that confidence comes from exercise. One of the many reasons I make it a priority in my life.
So as you guessed it Sunday’s my ego can actually fit into a room without pushing everyone else out.
I started thinking, “You aren’t working out today so that means you need to stay away from the sweets etc blah blah blah. You cannot let yourself gain weight over the break.” You know the conversation. I almost had yogurt and fruit rather than gourmet pancakes.
It is Christmas break and I am at my in-laws. They are the best cooks/chefs ever and they always have the BEST food at their house.
We have SO many fun activities planned that I am not going to be able to always fit in my marathon work-outs.
GuEsS wHaT……THAT’S OKAY!!!
As long as I continue to get my fruits and veggies in, be as active as I can and respect my fullness…it’s okay to indulge a little every now and then. That is healthy and we should view our diets in the big picture rather than a few days in a row of chocolate.
All we see and hear about is how to not gain the holiday weight.
I think I saw a magazine article yesterday that featured this on the cover:
149,987 tips to not eat anything at a Christmas party and how to make yourself miserable during the holidays by neglecting your family and going to the gym 3 hours a day.
-Is that truly going to make you happy?
Heaven forbid we gain a lb. or two over the holiday.
I am announcing to the world that I am going to be my own best friend and not freak out if I enjoy chocolate for breakfast and ribs at night.
My worth is not dependent on whether or not I turn down dessert or a silly number on the scale.
How about we all be a little easier on ourselves and rather than obsessing about food and exercise we OBSESS about spending more time with the people we love and allowing ourself to ENJOY life’s blessings (food is a huge blessing to me:).
What are your FAVORITE pancake toppings?
-Chocolate of any variety…I am thinking white chocolate and of course a little PB:)
How are you going to get past the guilt and allow yourself to enjoy this season?