Checking in a little late on the start of this week but a late check in is better than none, right? 🙂 Happy Halloween week! It’s my favorite time of the year – pumpkin carving, free candy, costumes, kids having a blast, free candy… and snow?! Sometimes here in Calgary, but my Halloween memories include warm nights, pillowcases full of candy, sorting said candy with cousins and neighbors on the living room floor and lots of laughing.
(more recent Halloween – and dread stages! … this is me as a turnip, Mikey as a turnip farmer)
(first year university…oddly enough, not Halloween but a normal, “let’s all dress up together and walk around campus at night” kind of thing.)
(my bestie Anna as Mrs. Potato Head and me as a newsie!)
Aren’t those memories just the best?
This weekend we got a chance to carve a few pumpkins on 2 different occasions with groups of people and had such a blast talking, carving, laughing, and yes, eating candy.
(can you guess what pumpkin I carved? If you guessed bottom left, BINGO! and check it out – one of our friends carved Mikey in the top left! ahaha! I thought it was a Mexican wrestler.)
I love looking back on older blog posts and reflecting on things I used to tell my clients… Ways to eat mindfully through a Superbowl game, themed Christmas workouts and tips on eating better and burning more calories throughout the holiday season. But now? I really do practice moderation – I don’t just preach it – and much like Paige‘s recent blog post about relaxing more when it comes to your workouts, I don’t count how many calories are in each fun size candy and think about that number of burpees as my consequence. No way! I eat the candy (hopefully mindfully) and enjoy.
I read on Jill‘s Facebook page this gem that is so, so great to read before the craziness of free candy bowls and extra candy at home “for the kids” goes straight to your mouth:
That abundance mindset – it will be there tomorrow, the next day, and the next – is so important because we don’t need to feel deprived – you can always have candy, not just this week! Of course, I will be enjoying candy but not going hog-wild. And I won’t be “making it up” with cardio or lifting weights like crazy the next day. 😉
So…how are you “approaching” Halloween? Or are you not? Even more importantly, what is your favorite Halloween candy and what are you dressing up as? Favorite Halloween memory?
Have a great week, friends! Train hard, fuel with real food, work hard, enjoy people and eat a bit of candy along the way. 😉 Live well & be well,