How to survive the holidays

Hey Gang,

Merry Christmas!!!!

The holidays can make staying on your fitness program a challenge. Between work parties, family parties, shopping and traffic it can be difficult to stick to your plan.

So what should you do?

Enjoy!!! Yes, that is right. Christmas Day do whatever you normally do. You shouldn’t deny yourself the wonderful experience of Christmas.

You can’t completely destroy all the progress you have made in one day. Although I’m sure most of us test that theory.

If you want to stay on track, the goal should be to stay on track the rest of the time. Don’t stretch the holiday all the way to New Year’s Eve. Monday morning get back on your program. Get to the gym. Go for a run. Get back on your eating plan. And, put the Christmas decadence behind you. Do the same for New Year’s Eve. One day of decadence….then back on track the next day.

If you deny yourself of all of life’s pleasures you are setting yourself up for failure down the road. It is difficult to stick to a plan that provides no fun. Just put parameters on it…..how much, how long, when does it end?

In reality, that is how your life should operate year-round. You do the right thing the vast majority of the time and you set time aside to have fun. This isn’t rocket science.

Please enjoy your family and friends. This is a time to be thankful for all we have. It is a perfect reminder of how we should treat each other. Joy and happiness and love should not be relegated to a couple of weeks in December.

I love you all. Thank you for following my crazy posts and my twisted sense of humor. Peace.

Bill

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