Some of you, like me, will be starting the Christmas celebration with family beginning today. I want you to remember something I preach about all the time during these celebrations: What you CHOOSE to eat and HOW MUCH you choose to eat is NO ONE ELSE'S BUSINESS BUT YOURS.
I wish I could count on everyone out there reading having a peaceful and supportive holiday, but I know some of you aren't that lucky. Aunt Snarky and Uncle Asshole seem to be alive and well in too many families. Please try your hardest to ignore them
Focus your attention on any kids around. Support their wonder of the season. Hug those you don't see enough. Enjoy every moment for it comes once a year.
Try not to stress over every bite. Nothing you do these next 2 days is something that can't be undone.
Mitigate the damage if you can. I just finished a 7 mile treadmill run. I didn't burn enough calories to make up for what I intend to eat, but I got those endorphins going and I feel great. Feel great is a good thing!
Remember you are a wonderful, beautiful addition to the world. Own that with every fiber of your being!