Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday. The food, time with family, and the gratitude that everyone has this time of year is so incredible.
All of this also makes it a little harder to stick to your goals. I live life in balance all year round, I don’t really do extremes, and I don’t think you should. So, this Thanksgiving you will see me eating pie, mashed potatoes, all the gravy, and just all the food in general. I also have a plan going forward. I know I have control over how much I eat, whether or not I exercise, and how much guilt I feel over any of it.
First tip: don’t feel guilty.
Second tip: have a plan.
Third tip: don’t explain yourself to anyone.
There is something super empowering about having a plan and sticking to it. I challenge you to try it out this weekend as a test run. Decide now that you’ll workout first thing, allow yourself one treat or a couple drinks, stick to that plan, and feel amazing. Along with all of this don’t allow anyone to make you feel bad because you aren’t overindulging in anything. This is for you and they may not understand now, but when they see you hitting goals and making changes they’re going to ask you how.
Approach Thanksgiving with this same mindset and I promise it will help lessen the amount of stress you have about the holiday. Have a plan of what you’re going to eat, and that will set you up for success. Decide ahead of time what favorite dessert(s) you’re going to have and anything else that you’re going to do. Schedule your workout into your morning to get it done and out of the way. With a plan in tact you will already know what you’re going to do. When you do that you’re going to feel so empowered, and have zero guilt.