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The holidays are here and I’m slowly getting obsessed with that number again.
I weigh myself about once a week to make sure that I stay on track with my exercise and eating. So here’s the deal, I’m not going to tie my happiness to that number on the scale any more and I’ll tell you why.
It’s JUST a number – it should not define you and it does not mean you are a failure as a human being if you are not the perfect size.
This year, I’m going to own it. I’m not going to let the number on the scale control me. Yes, it will likely go up a little over the holidays, but as long as I can be flexible and not beat myself up over not being the perfect size – I can truly just enjoy life and the holidays.
Does it mean I’m going to go crazy eating every shortbread cookie in sight?
No. I think it really is all about balance and ditching that all or nothing mentality. Have that cookie, indulge, enjoy and really savour it. I’m all about small changes and picking and choosing what I want to truly indulge in. I’m going to own it, ditch the doubt; stop obsessing over the scale and the guilt behind every morsel during the holidays.
I want to feel confident and strong – which is why I’ve signed up for two 5K races over the holidays. My first one is at the start of December and the second one is just after the New Year! The point for me is to feel great, de-stress and not get hung up on that number. I've also been replacing my usual snack of chips and cookies with Special K protein bars for more energy to fuel my workouts.
Our friends at Special K wants you to ditch the doubt and to #ownit. 97% of all women have an, “I hate my body” moment every day. I don’t want to feel that way. Instead, I want to be grateful that I can jump, move, run, walk – it’s amazing all the things my body can do and I’m grateful to be healthy. So instead of focusing on what we can change, let’s focus on the good stuff this holiday season.
Want to try out all the goodness of Special K for yourself? We are giving ONE lucky winner the chance to win a Special K prize pack ($50 value). Just comment below with your email address and tell us how you’re going to #OwnIt this upcoming year. We will be choosing a winner at random.
Contest closes Monday December 7th at 11:59 PM and is open to Canadian addresses only. Entrant must be 18 years of age or older. We cannot guarantee that the prize pack will look exactly like the picture above, but it will be filled with Special K goodies. Prize must be accepted as awarded.