As it so happens, today is my birthday! Getting this website up and running before the big day was a huge priority, and mission accomplished. It is exciting to be here promoting Rachel Rettman – Fitness. Nutrition. Lifestyle. Most of all, joy comes from helping people to realize their myriad health and fitness goals.
Birthdays and special events can be challenging for people who take fitness and nutrition seriously…like me! I want to go all out and let myself eat fun foods, cake, candy, and ice cream (hello sugar junkie) but wrestle with guilt over not eating in a natural, well-balanced and nutritious fashion. Honestly, this guilt can take the fun out of the very celebration at hand, and that is never productive.
Balance is an essential part of leading a sustainably healthy lifestyle. Give a little, and at times take a little. So, on special events go ahead and let yourself do whatever you want. Eat the cake, the whole thing if you want! Get that big steak with a side of mashed potatoes, or whatever you most crave and love. A cheat day here and there will not derail your progress…in fact, when you body encounters foods it does not usually eat your metabolism get excited about the change and revs up to handle the foreign items! See…junk food IS good for you!
As I say these things to you, I also say them to myself. Go easy on you, be kind to you, give you a break!
So grab that cupcake, drink your champagne, and celebrate a cheat day because it will make you all the more dedicated to your daily fitness goals!!