Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite Holidays. I know many friends and family who consider this the best time of the year. I think that it’s important to really enjoy yourself over Thanksgiving and to make the most of this time spent with Family, Friends or even just others who are fortunate enough to spend time with YOU on Thanksgiving. I think that it’s inevitable after such a wonderful meal and perhaps a glass of wine or two 😉 that we take time to re-challenge ourselves to make the Holidays not just one of the most special times of the year but also one of the HEALTHIEST times of year. No; I am not suggesting you don’t indulge on the Thanksgiving Day meal to its gluttonous glory! I am saying that flip the switch heading into holiday cookie and egg nog season and enjoy all those things but keep healthy. Mentally and Physically! Mentally don’t stress about the Holiday season and the gifts you must get; the family you must host; the expectations of cooking. It all really means nothing special if you choose to make it stressful you’ve lost the whole point of it even happening. Let problems and issues that arise this time of year roll off your back. Physically….Pick a few nights of the week to eat a healthy meal and not have a drink. Get to the gym despite the 2 degrees outside and MAKE IT HAPPEN! Lastly, when you are in doubt just remember those days when you were a kid heading into the holidays; the magic, the lights, the stories; Santa! Allow yourself to feel that magic again vs. anything else thrown your way!
Have you ever made progress just to watch it wash away in a mere few days of busy life or fun times? I have….Just when I achieved my goal of being in the best shape of my life in 2018 (which was my NYE resolution 12/31/17) I put a speed bump in place and took a week and a half to eat pizza, drink wine, eat ice cream, stay up late, enjoy bagels, devour steaks and eat burgers & fries. Guess what…it was awesome…I don’t regret it ! But we have to get back on track to our health. Even if FOOD isn’t how you define health bottom line was I didn’t go to the gym, run or even really walk. I was just plain old lazy. So I’m back now and you’ll be pleased to know if you put the time in on yourself in advance a nice week long break actually doesn’t set you back as far as you think! I got some work to do….but I know I’m gonna finish this year meeting my goal 🙂
Good luck to you all! In the trenches with you on life and thanks to #Loopholesonlife.com