My commitment to this sugar-free me is going to be interesting during the holidays. I’ve been reflecting a lot on it. All my favorite baked goods are during the holiday season. My birthday is in just over two weeks. So how do I navigate the season of tempting treats without the added sugar?
I’m looking to re-frame the holiday season. In the past, I’ve looked forward to the food that I ate – particularly the sweet treats. This year, I’ve reflected on the things that I am looking forward to that don’t involve food.
On my birthday, I’m looking forward to being pampered, trying something new, celebrating life. I’ve already requested a healthy meal and high adventure on the day. That week I’m going to have a mani-pedi and hit the Body Blitz spa.
On Yule, I will be communing with the Gods and with my community. It will be a great time to spend time spinning yarn with my friends. I have two birthday cohorts so we’ll be able to celebrate together and swap birthday stories.
Christmas will be about tradition and connecting with family over Skype. I plan on enjoying some cozy time in front of a real tree with a Christmas special on Netflix. At dinner I’m going to enjoy spending time with my good friends over a great meal.
New Years will be about getting dressed up and glamorous for the night. I am looking forward to the fireworks and seeing people that i haven’t seen since the last New Year’s party.
The holidays without sugar will still be sweet. Without the sugar hangover.