Good morning! I hope ya’ll had a fabulous weekend and did some good relaxing! The Rest and Reset Challenge is going well over here, how about you?
Still sans caffeine, although I had a few decaf lattes this weekend, and I’m on day 5 of consistent yoga. I got a new student unlimited pass to Opal Yoga and I’m in love. I feel stronger and calmer and more present and it’s only been 5 days, I can’t imagine how I’ll feel at the end of 30.
This weekend was pretty restful too! On Friday I got dinner and drinks with Whit at Fry’s Spring Station, Saturday worked on applications all day with Whitney and then met Jess out for drinks and Sunday went to church, yoga, and cooked for a Nutshell client before crashing into bed under clean sheets. Is there anything better than clean, warm sheets?!
Actually yes, breakfast.
I’ve eaten this breakast a lot lately and I’m nowhere near sick of it. So good and filling!
As Thanksgiving approaches on Thursday there’s always a lot of talk of “how to approach the holidays.” Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. Of course the food is delicious, but I love cooking and being with those you love and just soaking up all the blessings. This will be my third Thanksgiving in Charlottesville, and while it’s always really hard to be away from my dsyfunctionally functional family that I love to pieces, I’m reminded of how gosh darn blessed I am with friends who are family here.
During the holidays it’s not about saying no to dessert or controlling portions or working out to burn off such and such calories, but it’s about being with those you love, slowing down and enjoying the season, eating yummy food filled to the brim with love, and letting it just be that.
I think we give too much attention to the “unhealthiness” of holiday food and weight gain, when really if we begin to focus on taking care of ourselves, resting, loving on our friends and family, and serving others then the food is just a wonderful thing we can celebrate and share with others.
Because when you’re taking care of and loving yourself, and your enjoying time with family and friends then food isn’t the focus and it’s doesn’t become full on gluttony followed by guilt because its “only once a year.” The food will always be there.
So move your body because it feels good.
Eat that piece [or two] of pie because your momma made it with love.
Eat that sweet potato casserole because it’s so dang yummy.
Cozy up on the couch because resting and relaxing is good.
And enjoy every sweet second of this holiday season.