Whether or not your family and friends had a King cake, the workup to Lent can be fun.
If you used Mardi Gras (yesterday) as part of your 20% off time from healthy habits-GOOD on ya!
My research and personal sense is that splurging a day a week can be good for one’s overall wellness journey.
Hop off the health wagon for Fat Tuesday, then hop into your healthy habits today. Sounds good to me. No guilt, no regrets for missing the cake, beads and beverages, because you didn’t.
I never reckoned why pundits state that an 80/20 rule is the way to go.
– I’d prefer a rubric of 1 day a week to splurge Then I don’t need to use a calculator to determine that Fat Tuesday (all day) is 14.4 percent of this week’s wellness opportunity. Where and when can I hop off the wellness wagon for another 5.6 percent?
Closing thought about situational enjoyment:
I saw Pippin at the Kennedy Center many moons ago. Ben Vereen was amazing. The play’s matriarch offered that she never worried about a diet when there was another piece of cake. I like that!
Be well and enjoy the 80% part of your journey too!