Howdy There! So the wheels may have come off during this holiday weekend. You may have found yourself sitting in front of an empty pint container of ice cream or you may be eating more leftovers than you need to. Studies show that you eat more in a group setting than when you are alone. Soooo it is no wonder why we gorge ourselves during the holidays with all of the family and parties and groups of people munching away on food. We often overdo it and then the guilt sets in. We feel derailed from our normal workout/eating routine and we are faced with a big decision: Stay off the tracks and off-road it for a while or get back on the rails and back to your life, your health, and your fitness.
One, two, or three days (or more) of crazy eating doesn't actually set you back, what sets you back is how you think about it. Get over the fact that you are human, make decisions based on emotion and that you sometimes don't keep your goals at the forefront. Get back to where you were, just do it, don't talk about it. Move on and let the past go. Sounds simple doesn't it? It is. We make things more complicated than necessary. Usually the complication is the judgement. Imagine your fitness goals without judgement. Imagine your holiday feast and the next day's workout without judgement? Imagine not letting your past dictate your future. Imagine being absolutely supportive of the choices you make. Imagine trusting yourself to do what is best for you.
When you trust, support and let go the ego doesn't have a lot of room to eat away at you. You are able to make choices out of love instead of guilt. You are able to let go of not doing something "right" and just doing what you would prefer. When ego isn't in charge happiness has a way of surfacing and life has a way of falling into place. So, have your cake (and mashed potatoes) and eat it too, then get on the next bike, or treadmill, or open road, or yoga mat and keep on keeping on. You will be fine.