Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner?
Did you overeat?
If yes, you’re not alone. I always vow to have single servings but find myself going back for seconds.
To fight the overeating guilt and that uncomfortable feeling, I start moving. Nothing strenuous. Just a stroll outside.
It’s not even a very long stroll because I usually have guests. I may walk outside for around 15 minutes. Come back inside.
After an hour, I go outside for another 15-minute walk. If you have a dog, it’s easier to get away – just take your dog for a walk.
The day after, I usually schedule an activity outside. If the weather is nice, I’ll play 18 holes of golf.
It’s tougher when the weather is not good. I just bundle up with the right gear and go for a longer walk outside.
Some may view Black Friday shopping as an activity – which at least gets you moving.
Some may sign-up for a race the following day. Next year, check for local races on Active.com.
The key thing I do is not berate myself for overeating. It’s Thanksgiving. I focus on enjoying the holiday with family and friends. But also, squeezing in some physical activity – even if it’s only a 15-minute stroll outside.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Niv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Life is more than money. It’s about living the lifestyle you want and can afford. For that reason, Niv consults with clients on money, life, and work. Her approach capitalizes on techniques she learned throughout her career, including as a management consultant, executive recruiter, and financial advisor. Her services include spending plan, financial plan, divorce financial review, life strategy, and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”