Just dropping in from the bathroom to remind you guys of an ugly but relatable truth:
The holidays are not your health’s best friend.
For many reasons:
↠ families & friends coming into town wanting to go out
↠ seasonal drinks
↠ baked goods
↠ schedule out of wack
↠ most likely getting less sleep
↠ out of normal routine
↠ easier to make excuses
And THAT’S OKAY!!! I don’t say this to be discouraging, I say it to be realistic, and hopefully reassuring.
I woke up this morning feeling bloated and tired and, honestly, not so good about my body. I had to remind myself that that’s to be expected! I’ve had Christmas parties, which means staying up later, less energy to workout; and have been eating more sweets (cause when @mandy.totoro brings baked goods, you eat them), drinking more wine; and just not in my regular routine.
And ya know what? I’ll take the way I feel right now if it means I get to enjoy the homemade cake and be at the ugly Christmas sweater party. I don’t want to look back on this season and regret not doing things or having things because I wanted to “feel skinny”.
So I encourage you to do the same. Embrace the holidays! Be okay with being a little off track. Because fitness is a lifestyle! Meaning there’s wiggle room. Balance doesn’t mean restriction. So enjoy Christmas and everything that comes with it! - 6 hours ago