Ok now is when I keep it real. I’ve talked about the helpful hints for the holiday and now I want to emphasize the meaning of the DAY in holiday.
So often people use the entire week to celebrate a holiday. You know what? That is just another one of those cooky comfortable excuses people like to use for over indulging. Don’t do it.
Wallowing in several days of poor food choices can set you back by a couple of weeks. Yes, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you are going to start stuffing your face three days before the holiday and eat leftovers for three days after the holiday, you bet your fine-looking booty you will cost yourself two weeks worth of workouts in the gym.
It’s a HOLIDAY. Singular. One day. Behave.
That was one of the lessons I learned in the hard-fought battle to get and stay fit. You don’t need a week to celebrate a day. Yes, the options will be there, work, multiple family outings, etc. I do realize that not everyone has the luxury to eat at one place so don’t get all up in a twist.
Step back and look at your schedule and think about it a little ahead of time. You can make better choices than to consider each gathering a grubfest. I love food, I know what a grubfest is. Remember, no appetizers, no nibbles.
If you have grown kids, send the leftovers with them. They will appreciate them more than you will.
Enjoy time spent with your family, even the cooky ones. Someday you will look around and realize that even the cooky ones make the days special.
Have a blessed holiday!