Yesterday turned into a bit of an unplanned splurge-day for me. My husband made a loaf of wonderful no-knead bread and I ate it—a lot of it—with dripping butter and honey. And I topped it off with some sparkling wine and a few other treats.
Yum. It was delicious!
In the past, a splurge like this would have felt insurmountable. All I would have thought about was the calories and how weak I was. It might have been a trigger for me to give up my diet all together.
Not a good-feeling place to be.
But now I recognize that I just need to be consistent with my healthy life-style. I don’t have to be perfect.
As I have practiced appreciating my body and recognizing how hard it’s working on my behalf, I now have faith in its ability burn an occasional splurge. I’m also confident that I can enjoy the splurge, let it go without beating myself up, and return to my normal healthy eating.
If anything, I’m more motivated than ever to resume my healthy eating this week because I know how good it feels and that it’s in alignment with who I am.
I suspect I’m not alone in overeating this weekend. If you did, let it go. Today is a new day, a new opportunity to make new choices and be the person you want to be.
Together we can do it!