How to Not Diet for the Holidays

Yep, you read that right. Todays post is not about cutting calories or tip to staying lean and trim through new years. Nope, todays post is about celebrating! Its about being with family and enjoying delicious food. Its about acknowledging the hard work you have put in this year to keep yourself clean and lean when it comes to diet and exercise. Its about celebrating the victories, accomplishments, struggles and trials of a year gone by. Its about looking ahead to what 2017 has in store for you and you for it.

So, my challenge to you is to enjoy your holiday, bad food and all. Listen to your body, yes, but dont restrict to the point where you feel left out and deprived. I had to do this at Thanksgiving (not by choice mind you) and it was awful watching everyone else enjoy simple things like rolls, potatoes and pie. Know your limits and when you have had enough, stop.

Enjoy the pleasure that holiday brings and let go of all the shoulds and shouldnts- the cants and musnts. Hug your friends and family. Make a toast to good health for all with a flute of bubbly. Break bread with those who drive you cray. Get a little tipsy and giggly with those you let your hair down with.

Be present in moments like this. Dont worry about tomorrow, it will take care of itself. Enjoy living life to the fullest! Use all of your senses to enjoy this magical time of year!

And then when it is all over, look ahead and begin again on your journey. Dont stay in party mode, but appreciate the break and get back to work:)