Happy Tuesday! One thing that we all have in common is that we all have a birthday! There is one day a year when you are celebrated for being born and for being here on this planet. In fact, today is my birthday! I feel fortunate to be healthy and to be having another birthday, for sure. To me, a birthday is a happy occasion and is a day when you can feel special. As you get older, each birthday is more precious. I myself have an abundance of gratitude for being here today!
How do you celebrate your birthday? Do you get calls and cards from friends and family? Do you get some gifts? Do you eat something special on your birthday: your favorite meal, treat or cake? What do you do?
If you’re making progress on your weight loss journey, sometimes birthdays can be tricky. For example, how do you handle eating off your healthy food plan? Do you stick to your plan or make some exceptions? Do you eat a sweet treat or swap it for some fruit? Do you go out to eat a birthday dinner or do you cook a healthy meal at home? Do you celebrate for one day or the whole week? Good news…there is no “wrong” answer. You have the power to choose what works for you! That’s the beauty of living a healthy lifestyle; it is tailored to YOU! You have all the choice in your decisions! Now that is sure refreshing to know!
So, as you celebrate your birthday this year, how do you want it to be? How are you going to celebrate? It’s completely up to you! Happy birthday to you this year! Enjoy your special day!
You’ve got this!
(PS… The yummy chocolate cake in the picture above is my favorite birthday treat from my mom! It’s one of the only times of the year that I enjoy every bite of this incredible treat (if I’m back home celebrating with my parents)! I plan for it, enjoy it, and move on! )