This week is always the one that sent me into a downward spiral for the rest of the year. Have you guys gone through this? We have thanksgiving and family and lots of delicious food & wine and then it kinda....just...doesn’t...stop... I would always rationalize that I *should get to* enjoy the desserts and booze every day for 6 weeks, and I’m good “most of the time” so I earned this time to “not worry about it”. #
I would end the year being pretty down on myself and not fitting in my clothes well. I felt mad that I did this to myself AGAIN when I swore I wouldn’t. I’d start the year needing to lose 6-7 more lbs on top of what I already wanted to lose. It effing sucked you guys. It was a cycle of self loathing and falling behind and panicking to try something sketchy to try and get rid of those 6 lbs only to gain more back.
I honestly hate thinking about that and how mean I was to myself.
I just want you to know that it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s be real-I want to drink wine and have pie and yummy food and I WILL! What I won’t do is tell myself it’s ok to not eat vegetables for 6 weeks and I don’t have to work out and that I can just treat my body like garbage because “I’ll start fresh in January!” That mindset and those patterns did me ZERO GOOD and I’m done with it. Perfection is NOT required but some knowledge, planning, and support is. If you need some ideas to help you through the season let me know! Dm me here or on FB and I will help however I can! WE GOT THIS! 💪🏼💋