There's something about fall and winter that makes us instantly crave comfort food -- pie, pumpkin loaf, Christmas cookies and cakes. And though it's no longer bikini season (congratulations on surviving this year, by the way), all those high-sugar desserts consumed in ill-advised portions can creep up on you pretty quick.
So, you've decided to go on a diet. Welcome to the club. An estimated 45 million Americans are trying to lose weight right now, as you read this. Though the weight-loss industry is constantly booming, I think we can all agree that dieting isn't exactly fun. Reason No. 1? Whether you've decided to get old school and join Weight Watchers or get new school with raw food, the first thing to go when you start any diet is, of course, the most fun: booze.
We can come up with a thousand excuses for skipping the gym. It's cold outside. You can't find your shoes. Those grunt-y bodybuilders make finding your happy place completely impossible. Plain and simple, it's a hassle to get to the gym and you just don't feel like going. Still, that entire pizza you devoured last night while binge-watching Netflix isn't going to burn itself off.
Even the most confident among us can fall victim to the occasional bout of self-doubt. But regardless of whether insecurity is an occasional or chronic problem, there are certain days when having killer self-esteem is a must.