The holiday season is upon us. I am a human who loves food and I have a hunch that a lot of you love food as well. I cannot wait to feast, drink, and enjoy the presence of family and friends. That’s what the holidays are all about, enjoying life, appreciating all the good things, and whatever other generic shit I can say. However, many of us have goals and have been working very hard towards accomplishing those aspirations. Though the holidays are one to enjoy, often many people get super stressed out because they worry about gaining weight and undoing their results. They let this take away from enjoying the season or they feel guilty about eating all of the food because they feel they haven’t worked out enough. News flash, one day will not kill you! Enjoy the holidays.
This is a bullshit fact, but we only have 10 holidays in a year to celebrate. That’s 10 out of 365 days. I think it is safe to say you can be alright doing what you want on an actual holiday. If during the other 355 days of the year you have a plan where you are working to be better, then feel free to indulge. Even if you don’t have a plan, fuck it, I wouldn’t start worrying about it on Thanksgiving. Getting back on track as soon as you can is something to think about after the holidays. The better on track you can be throughout the year the less you will worry about what you do on any given holiday.
If you can’t help but feel guilty and have a hard time enjoying yourself during the holidays, then I understand. You can try to limit yourself to one plate and put a number on how much dessert you can have. Also, eating slowly will help you feel full sooner. That way you don’t stuff yourself. As much as possible, try to keep the celebrating and food consumption limited to the actual holiday. If you have a goal to workout 3 times a week, then you can try to get the “workouts” in at the beginning of the week. That way holiday plans don’t get in the way.
For myself, y’all know how I get down. I am going for a record 6 plates this time around. I love the holidays, I love food, and I love being Strong. So, when I have an opportunity to enjoy any of them, I take full advantage. I hope all of you can enjoy this upcoming Holiday Season guilt free and throughout it I hope you continue your pursuit to find the Power of Strength.