The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Snow days, holiday parties, family reunions, pretty dresses, decorations galore, cookies and eggnog for days!

Or is it the worst time of year? Familial obligations, emotional eating, treacherous driving and outrageous credit card bills…

I’ve always been a huge fan of Christmas. I watch; corny hallmark movies, every Christmas episode of all my favorite shows, all the classic Christmas films and all the not-so-classic Christmas films. I decorate my house the day after Thanksgiving. I make Christmas cookies. I listen to Christmas music obsessively. I sing carols in the shower. I actually go to the mall and shop, though Amazon has made a pretty penny off me this year…

But this year I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by the holidays and honestly so is my waistline. Not to point any fingers, but KC and his practically his whole fam have birthdays and anniversaries in December… That’s a lot of cake!!

But truly,  the only person I can point a finger at is myself. My mindset is all messed up. My mind is like “Fuck it, it is the holidays have 4 cookies and a cup of hot buttered rum, you are being festive!”   Like it being the holidays entitles me to eat and drink whatever I want. And the holidays are not a one day thing, it is legit starts with Thanksgiving and lasts until 2015 or when my pants no longer button, whichever comes second.

Over the last 9 months I have been working really hard to change my relationship with food. And, slowly I’ve been gaining a more healthy relationship with food. Food has always been either my BFFL or my enemy. Now, I see it as fuel. I need to eat properly so I can run my best. I need to eat a balanced diet so I don’t die. Food is also delicious.  where I see it as delicious fuel. It is not a reward, nor is it a punishment.

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