I used to stand in front of the mirror before the holidays wondering how I was ever to enjoy all the food that comes with this time of year when I had this irrational feeling of being/getting fat. As a result, in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas I would kick my exercise and diet tendencies into high gear in hopes of offsetting the binge fest that was about to ensue. Thanksgiving morning was spent running no less than 10 miles and to my utter disappointment those feelings of being fat, guilty for eating special holiday foods, and an obsession with my body never changed
Today, #ontheblog I'm exploring this statement and these feelings of stress and anxiety that so often come with the holidays. My hope is that we can all be a little more gentle with our own journey and exploration of enjoying food for the pleasure and experience it brings and less for trying to dictate and control it that it takes away from truly enjoying this time of year. Link in bio!