That’s it folks, my tip this week is simply to enjoy the season. Let go of the everyday concerns and for the day, just be. Enjoy the family, enjoy the friends. Do your best to ignore the one family member who can get under your skin and cause irritation the likes of which causes poison ivy to drip with envy.
For one day, let it go.
You can yell at them next week.
When the day is over, your workouts will still be there, your diet plan will still be there. The rest of your normal everyday life will be there. You know you have done well.
So smile and politely nod at the well-meant advice whether it be dieting, career, parental or general let me fix what I see as wrong with your life advice. Heck, even nod and smile at the not so well-meant advice from the rather mean spirited person who you are pretty sure you aren’t actually related to but who shows up every year, you know the one I mean (of course he’s family dear, he’s your second cousin’s wife’s step brother’s cousin).
Just let it roll off you.
You are doing well and you deserve a day where you don’t think of anything diet related at all.
And just remember, if anyone spouts off the ‘moment on the lips a life time on the hips’ statement people love to dust off and trot out when they know you are watching your weight, there is a solution. In this age of internet purchasing, it takes only seconds to pick up a last minute gift for their five year old.
I hear the bagpipes are very in this year.
And who doesn’t love the Great Highland pipes in the hands of a beginner.
Especially in confined spaces.
We all know it’s the thought that counts, right?
Whatever the joys and traumas of family gatherings, I wish you a very merry Christmas.