I recently broke up with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I’m still pretty sad, listening to Taylor Swift break-up anthems on repeat, but I know it’s for the best. The relationship crossroads came about on Halloween when I literally wrestled a Reese’s out of Spiderman’s tiny little hand because I realized it was the last one and I had to have it (and because the six I had before weren’t going to cut it).

So, yeah – it needed to end.

I’m not usually a proponent of cutting out entire food groups from one’s diet (Um, yes – Reese’s PB cups are totally their own food group, don’t argue with me – I’m going through a tough break-up, see above). However, if I can’t exercise moderation with a food/food group, it’s best to just walk. Away. From. The. Candy.

And now, to the point of this month’s blog post: Moderation.

The cute red cups have made their annual debut at Starbucks this week, which means that holiday season is officially upon us. Christmas parties, finger foods and booze become weekly staples…and I bust out my sizeable collection of stretchy waistband clothes. NO MORE. This year, I pledge to indulge in moderation. I pledge to bring healthy options to a holiday dinner party so that I have no excuse to eat 15 pigs-in-a-blanket. I pledge to get physical activity every day, even if I only have 20 minutes. I pledge to drink a ton of water every day. I pledge to listen to my body and stop eating when before I am ridiculously full. And, I pledge not to have one, single, solitary Reese’s. Ok, well time to go pour myself a glass of Pinot Noir and do a bad-ass abs/booty workout while I catch up on Homeland season three. Because everything in moderation, right? Happy hols, y’all!

Annie M (guest blogger)