I gave myself permission to completely and wholeheartedly enjoy my food over the holidays. No more hating myself, cross-examining myself over food choices or counting calories.
Do you know how freeing it is to release yourself from the jail of self-loathing? I didn’t eat to a point of feeling sick or too full, I just ate a little of everything I wanted to eat.
It was a blast.
We ate roasts, pavlova, nacho dip, cheese sticks. Festive food is THE BEST and enjoyed every, single bite. I also vowed not to weigh myself the entire time. My scales were given a hiatus.
Now, it’s time to get back on track and wean myself off having too many treats. I love feeling fit and healthy. It’s good to indulge, but not every day. The kinds of foods you eat over Christmas and New Years aren’t meant to last all year. And here’s my big tip – don’t stop exercising, especially when you’re indulging.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Female For Life. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
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Here are my 5 top tips for embracing your health this year:
1. Stay motivated.
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2. Set goals and mini goals.
Setting goals is a brilliant way to stay on track. I always try and eat cleanly in the month of January before allowing myself indulgences. It’s like a mini-detox which helps drop most of the holiday weight and then I keep up my healthy habits, allowing some indulgences here and there. By sticking to a month I know I can stay motivated and stick to my healthy eating plan. Just four weeks to be back to your normal self.