Let’s see…what’s the biggest PROBLEM with the holidays? Is it the stress of
all the gatherings? That we spend too much money with the endless shopping list?
Is it the traveling from place to place that dampens our spirit?
Or…wait….perhaps it is the guilty holiday hangover we have once the New Year
I remember reaching the end of the holiday season anxious for the parties to
end—for the pressure to put more food and drink in my mouth to come to a halt—to stop indulging and recuperate from the Thanksgiving to New Years stretch.
Here’s the thing. I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS! Especially the week of Christmas.
There is something about the air, the sentiment…just that feeling that I get
every year at that time. (Well, and I have to admit, my birthday falling in
those dates makes it even more beloved to me!) While I adore this time of year
more than any other, by the end, I am ready to call it quits.
So, to help us exit the season with only affection for the 2012
holidays, I am issuing a challenge: Let’s reach the finish line without
the desperate gearing up to once again enter ‘the battle of the bulge’. Sure, we
will turn the corner of the New Year with some self improvement goals in mind,
but why not set ourselves up for success NOW!?
And I do NOT mean that we should avoid the merry meals, special sweets and
cheery cocktails all season!
Quite the contrary. I love all of that. But if we are going to partake, we had better
perform—physically I mean.
I know, I know—you are already BUSY this time of year; how on earth will you
be able to include your workouts too, especially if you never did them in the
first place?……well, dare I remind you that every time of year comes with
excuses? Could it be true that you make excuses all year long?
Set all excuses aside and GET OUTSIDE… for some nice brisk walks! Do
some of those video games that get you moving and grooving with your family,
plan to play charades instead of sitting during that party you are hosting…make
it simple…JUST MOVE.
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