Seriously. I used to think “NYE!!!”. This year, I’m 95% sure I’ll be in bed before midnight on New Year’s Eve. We have big plans to do nothing that night and I have a feeling it will be amazing. I’m kind of over the stress of having to make plans and get ready for things. I need some relaxation, ya know?
Before I move on to the actual point of my post, let’s recap Christmas Eve in a few pictures. I think I made it into a total of two pictures this year. For some reason, nobody wants to photograph the sick, homely looking girl in the corner. Weird. (PS: I’m feeling much more like myself today. Just in time for nothing. ;))
I tried to take pictures of Maddux and his cousins. It went well.
So did our family picture. Y’all. I worked so hard to look alive that night and this is all I get as proof.
I ate this even though the thought of food repulsed me at the time. It was not one of my better decisions.
My dad made my cousins miniature corn hole boards. I’m pretty sure they’ll be turned into a drinking game. Cheers!
Finally, a sweet Christmas picture.
Robots and a blanket with old, bearded men were gifted. I think we can all agree that it’s not Christmas without them.
Christmas morning, Santa brought us even more cool stuff. Maddux was stunned when he came downstairs. There were lots of “oohs and ahhhs” that quickly turned into confusion. He just walked around the room touching the toys one at a time, over and over again. Stimulation overload. Oh, and I got my best present ever.
Yep, this is me bragging about my ginormous fancy syrups. As if I wasn’t addicted to coffee already. Looks like I won’t be doing any post-holiday detoxing. I mean, I do have a vat of white chocolate sitting around now.
Which brings me to my next point: you don’t need to detox if you don’t want to. Listen. Your body has organs that do that for you already. Got it? Good. Besides, unless you ate toxic sludge at your family gatherings, I’m pretty sure nothing truly detrimental to your health entered your body. I swear if you tell me cookies and cheese dip are leading you to detox, we are no longer friends. Kidding. I’ll love you regardless, but you get my point. You don’t need eat less than usual or change your habits based on a week or two of extra frosting.
It makes me sad to see so many Facebook posts and Tweets about “losing the holiday weight”, “detoxing from the sugar”, and “starting a new diet”. It’s been one day, people. Allow yourselves to relax. If you’re actively trying to lose weight, that is phenomenal. But it doesn’t mean you need to punish yourself. It’s not fair to your body or your spirit. If you see health as a constant stream of successes and failures then you are missing the bigger picture. Focus on the positive. Instead of eating less today, eat more things that make you feel good. Fruits and vegetables are freaking delicious. Let’s be real.
And that concludes my PSA for the day. ENJOY YOUR THURSDAY! I have big plans to purchase and eat every single thing I missed out on the past few days. Should be fun.