In previous years my extra lusciousness would have bothered me quite a bit, but not this year. Maybe I am maturing, maybe it is my broken toe, maybe it is the icy deep freeze we have been in that lead me to say ‘oh well’ when I donned jeans for the first time after many days of PJ heaven and they were extra snug. I am not adopting a defeatist ‘who cares’ attitude but rather an active ‘why worry’ state of mind.
Instead of worrying I am actively:
- Aware of my extra lusciousness - pretty easy given the snugness of my jeans – and using that awareness to inform my decisions i.e. hearty kale dinner salad or poutine? Second helping?
- Avoiding judgment, self deprecation and negative thinking.
- Ending the holiday eating and drinking habits…Cookies and boozy coffee are less than ideal breakfast choices even if it is the weekend.
I am 100% confident that I am on to something here. And what if the weight doesn’t melt away? What is the option? Worrying about it? We know that worrying creates a stress reaction in your body and that stress increases cravings for highly caloric foods, specifically fats & sugars, and stimulates the storage of fat!....Besides, who wants baggy jeans anyway?
For some delicious post holiday recipe ideas check out these ones from bon appetit.