Sal Nakhlawi Thanksgiving

You Don’t Need to Get Ready for The Turkey

As womxn, we are conditioned to feel guilt and shame around food and our bodies. We also tend to have complicated relationships with food, our bodies, and exercise. As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, we can experience feelings of stress and anxiety around the big holiday meals. 

I’m here to say that you don’t need to work out before or after your holiday dinner to “burn it off” or “earn it.” You don’t need to restrict yourself before or after your holiday dinner. Food is fuel. Food is nourishment. You can enjoy your holiday dinner without obsessing and restricting.

  • Exercise and move your body because it feels good, not because you want to burn off something that you feel you “shouldn’t have” eaten. 
  • Tell Aunt Molly on Zoom that whatever you have on your plate is none of her business and that she needs to focus on herself (respectfully).
  • Tell Uncle Bob that your body is not up for discussion over dinner. Set those boundaries.
  • Eat your dessert and actually enjoy it without planning your next diet, detox, or cleanse. 

If you’re gathering in person, please remember that we are in a panny and to follow public health guidelines and be safe ?

Enjoy your holidays! ??

What are you looking forward to this holiday season? Let me know in the comments below ⬇️

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My name is Sal (she/her pronouns) and I’m a Strength Coach??‍♀️⁣.I studied Neuroscience ? and African Studies ? in college. ⁣I was the Instructor for an “Introduction to Powerlifting” physical education course in college and that’s how I found that teaching others how to get strong brings me so much joy?⁣. I speak 4 languages fluently?⁣ and grew up in New York City. Brooklyn wussup! ? ⁣

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