Turkey Day used to be my greatest excuse to overeat. After the children and women made their plates, my excitement would heighten as I began to make my first plate. Plate number two soon followed and then dessert. Then I’d go back once more for good measure.
Since dedicating myself to improving my fitness and overall health, I have changed my train of thought. Yes, I will still have dessert. I just won’t have three. Instead of two or three plates, I’ll take one to go. In addition, some menu items have changed. Trust me, my inner fat guy still gets giddy when I’m about to partake, but slow and gradual changes have helped me develop the discipline to make healthier choices.
Don’t let the holiday season get in the way of your fitness goals, but don’t deprive yourself. Best of luck to you on your journey.