Have you caught the Pinterest bug? Did you ever cut photos, articles and inspirational sayings out of magazines and collect them on a bulletin board or in a notebook? Pinterest is the virtual version of that.
I’ve been finding lots of fitness-related pins lately. Some are inspirational sayings, some are quotes, others are workout routines.
Here’s one saying I found on Pinterest that I think is very fitting this week: Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
I don’t know about you, but I look at Thanksgiving as a day to be with my family, eat lots of food, watch football and play board games. Oh, and drink copious amounts of wine and/or beer.
But I have been examining this view a lot recently. As someone who struggles with food and is trying to lose weight, is indulging in the gluttony of the holiday really what I should be doing?
This year, I’m going to do something that my future self (aka 8 p.m. Thursday night self) will thank me for. I’m not going to have seconds of mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, green bean casserole or pumpkin pie. I will have a reasonable serving of each. I want to be truly thankful for the many blessings I’ve received during the past year. And I want to be thankful for learning to say no to seconds.
On this Thanksgiving Day, what are you going to do that your future self will thank you for?