I am a firm believer that you don’t talk about Christmas until after Halloween. Well, November 2nd is after Halloween so let the chatter begin! I will ask my American friends to forgive me. I know that we are supposed to wait until after the US Thanksgiving, but if Target can have Christmas stuff on display in October…we can talk about it now.
Let’s recap what has happened recently:
1) Thanksgiving (Canada)
And that’s just the introduction to the binge festivities. Next:
3) Christmas Baking
5) Christmas Cheer
7) New Years Parties
8) New Years Resolution!
By my figuring, we are 7 weeks away from Christmas and 8 weeks from promising yourself (again) that you will lose weight, get healthier, join a gym, feel better, look better, blah, blah, blah and blah. You are then about 12 weeks from destroying all your New Years Resolutions.
Now that we have that straight, make a choice right now. You are seven weeks away from Christmas. You could be 15 pounds heavier, 15 pounds lighter of somewhere in between depending on the choice you make.
Here is your choice.
Eat properly, exercise smartly and rest effectively
Eat crap, forget exercise and sleep when you can.
That’s it…simple right? No? Sure it is. Do you have to stick your hand inside the kids Halloween Treat Bag? NO. Do you have to sample every Christmas treat you bake? NO! Do you have to drink alcohol on amounts that you never would normally, just because you are at a dinner or party? NO!
You do have to choose…fat or fit. Sick or healthy. Tired or rested.
So what are you going to do? Excuse your way into the holiday season and promise yourself (again) that next year will be different? Or are you going to run into Christmas healthy, happy and fit and save your News Years Resolution for something fantastic that you really want to do?
Make November your MOVEmber! Get yourself going. Take a brisk walk, do a bedroom boot camp, try the 6 minute move it, show up to Boot Camp!!!…do something! The more you move, create resistance for your muscles and strengthen your heart and lungs, the happier you will feel! So try it, get MOVING in MOVEmber!