It's probably my favorite food on Thanksgiving.
I don't know what it is, but give me some mashed potatoes, a couple pieces of turkey, and I'll fill the rest of my plate up with stuffing.
Today I'm not really here to talk about stuffing.
I'm here to talk about my opinion on Thanksgiving and all the other major holidays/parties throughout the year.
We all tend to get bogged down on a few things a year, thinking that we need to eat super healthy on these days or it's going to ruin your nutrition.
You know what I'm talking about.
4th of July BBQ.
You get the point.
Arguably, there's probably one of those events a month.
We bog ourselves down, telling ourselves that we need to eat super clean during those events and that if we don't it's going to ruin the results.
Well, I'm telling you to go enjoy your Thanksgiving.
Have that cake for your birthday.
Go out to ice cream for your kids birthday.
Don't focus on the 20% of the time where you're splurging for special events or holidays, focus on the 80% of the time that you're not.
Enjoy yourself on that day.
Embrace it, enjoy it, and then wake up the next day ready to bounce back at it.
Even if you have one of those "splurging" events (birthday, holiday, etc) each month, that's only 3% of the 365 days of the year.
Why focus on the 3%.
Focus on the 97%.
Good nutrition is not about following a diet.
It's not about being perfect.
Perfection doesn't exist.
It's about making smart choices 80% of the time, making small changes that still can fit in your life, and making it enjoyable.
Just like fitness, if you don't enjoy it, you may stick with it for a month or two, but then you'll go to the complete opposite side.
Don't beat yourself up this week.
Focus on stacking the small wins.
Use the point system I shared in yesterdays post, and enjoy the holiday.
Focus on the 97%, don't let the 3% ruin you.
I'll be over here enjoying my stuffing and I hope you will too.
Dedicated to Your Success,