Eat, Drink, and Be Merry This Christmas!
It’s that time of year again where we eat, drink, and be merry!
And rightly so, especially in light of the demands that Covid-19 has put on all of us throughout 2020. No doubt you have had a long, hard relentless year of work, play (training and exercise) and minimal rest. In my opinion, Christmas is a time to relax, reset, revive, rejoice, and renew.
And we all deserve to let our hair down and indulge in a few (tins) of Roses this Christmas. But to what extent? And what price do we have to pay for it in January? Why do we insist on taking this indulgence to the extreme, as if the world will be drained of alcohol and ridden of Ferrero Rochers in the New Year?
Come the 1st of January, in the depths of dieting despair, the masses will flock to the gym and the dieting section of Eason’s.
Yikes! We’re back to where we were a year ago!
So, can we relax and enjoy a little indulgence over the holiday season? Of course! There exists a middle ground somewhere between moderation and excessive indulgence. Finding this space, lets us enjoy the indulgence, minus the guilt.
It’s actually very simple to Eat, Drink and Be Merry without having major consequences to face.
On the EAT side, a very legitimate choice is to decide that you are going to maintain your weight for the next few weeks or so. Allow yourself some indulgence. And accept that your progress will stall, but not regress.
On the DRINK side, it’s about making mindful and wise choices. Take responsibility for your own decisions and actions. Be sensible and accept the consequences of your actions.
And please BE MERRY, approach the New Year just as you left the previous year. Accept that you have indulged over the holidays but then just get back to NORMAL.
Life is to be enjoyed after all, not endured. ALL consequences are perfectly OK by the way, as long as you are prepared to live with them, without berating yourself, shaming yourself, or punishing yourself for them.
For a little extra motivation this Christmas, download the full copy of my Christmas eBook "Easy Ways to Keep Your Sanity and Waistline Intact This Christmas". There lots of tips and Do’s and Don’t to help you Eat, Drink and Be Merry this Christmas.