Every year during the Holidays I head down to Florida to visit my relatives.  This is a great tradition (not just being around family) but I get to be in the sun and get my vitamin D on.

During the Holidays many people stress themselves out about buying gifts, attending parties, or gaining weight.  The Holidays are supposed to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’  Not a time to stress!

We shouldn’t try to be perfect all the time.  (How boring?!)

What if I told you one of my favorite Holiday traditions is picking fresh lemons and oranges with my family and making Margaritas!

They are so delicious when you use fresh ingredients!

I  live by the 80-20 rule.  80% of the time I’m healthy and exercise and 20% of the time I do whatever I want.  (Lucky for me usually what I want is to treat my body with respect and love)

But I DON’T FRET or stress if I decide to enjoy a piece of chocolate or a alcoholic drink.   I chose to have it and I enjoy it.

I’m in control of my body and I’m making smart choices.  It’s empowering instead of draining.  Beating myself up only ends out causing more stress.

Relax and enjoy the Holidays!

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP