How to Cure the Holiday Hangover

If you are anything like me, January is a hard month. It is the first month of a new year and right after two long months filled with some much holiday spirit. First you have November where you are preparing for Thanksgiving and then there is December gearing up to Christmas and New Years. Then finally you come to January, and it all comes to a crashing halt. You are expected to then go back to work with not another company wide day off until Memorial Day. You start your New Years Resolutions which sometimes means a complete change in your normal daily routine. All those cheery Holiday decorations are taken down and you are brought back to reality. With all of these sudden changes you are left with what I like to call a holiday hangover.

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Mind over Doughnuts

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quite voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

This past weekend I fell off the wagon and hit the ground hard. It all started with a really bad day at work, I ate a doughnut. As I ate the doughnut I realized I felt like I needed to hide the fact that I was eating a doughnut. Guilt started to set in and I once again used food to coupe instead of dealing with my emotions properly. I had let myself down. Saturday I attended a bridal shower where I ate all kinds of bad stuff, including another doughnut. By the time Sunday came around, I had fallen back into my old ways. It was so easy to stop thinking about what I was eating. To not have to worry if the food was low-carb and sugar free. I started to convince myself that eating healthy was not for me.

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