I just wanted to remind you that what you eat during the holidays, or any other time of the year, doesn’t define you. Also, skipping meals isn’t healthy, and it’s not a fair way to treat your body just because you had seconds or thirds of pie two days ago and you’re feeling guilty about it now. I can say that because I did it for too long, and it wasn’t fair to me either.
I was talking to some friends about the fact that I haven’t owned a scale in years. I have a guesstimate of my weight, but have no exact number. I can tell you that I just bought my first pair of size twelve jeans. Does it make me a little nervous? Yeah. Not because twelve is bad. Not even because I don’t like the jeans (I look slammin’ in them and they’re comfortable). But because I know that I got here because I ate too many bowls of cereal and didn’t get out enough. The work from home transition has given me every excuse to never leave the house, including the steps I used to get in walking to the car or around my office, or even to lunch nearby.
This isn’t a post about a New Year’s resolution to work out + get fit. I don’t believe it works like that, or at least it’s not what I want for me. I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone if you’re also dealing with some holiday season body feels that seemed to come out of no where. To combat it, I’ve been drinking tea, shopping for friends, going on walks now that it finally feels like fall, and doing my best to listen to my body.
Do you struggle with food and body perception more around the holidays? How do you stay sane and be good to yourself?