I’m just about to head out to the grocery store to pick up my last minute supplies for my Thanksgiving sides; I certainly do not want to get caught up in any pre-meal madness tomorrow or heaven forbid Thanksgiving morning! I like to keep my celebrating as stress free as possible, and that’s true for my shopping as well as my eating. I will not be freaking out over every gram of fat and sugar that pass my lips on Thursday, in part because it’s a once a year event, and because I also plan to do a 10-mile Turkey Trot race on Thanksgiving morning!
Now, I’m not suggesting that everyone needs to or should even try to jump into a 10-mile run before a holiday meal, but an early morning gym session or a leisurely walk with someone you rarely get to see is a great way to offset some of your holiday treats. Balance and moderation in all things. So this year, instead of lamenting your inevitable holiday weight gain and the decidedly inglorious return of your elastic waistband pants, take action! Keep up (or start!) your exercise routine and practice the art of mindful indulgence: have small portions of those things you really love (not just things that are available) and take the time to enjoy them sloooowly.