Instead of following a bunch of strict healthy eating tips during the holidays, enjoy the holiday and make room for grace in your Thanksgiving.
So I was going to write a nice post on how to eat right during Thanksgiving: how to load up on veggies, stay hydrated, etc. All very good things, true, but today it seems so far away.
What do I mean? Well, it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet and I have overdone it today! I was doing some experimenting with recipes for my food blog (The Fit Cookie) and I ended up eating way too much of my treats. Then comes the self-loathing: I should know better, why do I do this to myself, and so on. Does that sound familiar?
It is so easy to be hard on myself, especially since I am a perfectionist and something of a Type A personality. I normally would throw in the towel today and give up on eating good for the rest of the evening, but I am determined to make things right by redeeming this day.
But who redeems this day?I believe God redeems my day I just need to embrace His grace and move forward on the path that is laid before me toward a higher calling. I have a purpose, and I need to remember that my life is more than what I eat or how I feel about myself. Sure, we have to take care of ourselves the best we can, but I am limited in what I can do, but that is where God’s grace steps in and saves the day : )
This Thanksgiving, don’t forget to include some grace with your meal! If you find yourself overdoing it (hey, this is real life, it happens!), give yourself a break and pick up where you left off as soon as you can.
Don’t forget: being healthy is a lifelong journey, not a short-term race! Build habits that last forever
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist