Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’

Preparing For The Holidays

November 19, 2009

Well we’ve come to that time of year again. The HOLIDAYS!!

If you’re not careful this time of year can be stressful, overwhelming, full of distractions from your goals and an overall hair puller.

When it’s really supposed to be quite the opposite.

What has happened to us?

We will do anything to get the “right” parking spot.

We will over eat and use excuses like “it’s the holidays, that’s what I’m supposed to do”.

We’ll shop instead of getting in our regular workouts.

Then before you know it. This time of year will have passed and we’ll be committing to new goals for the New Year.

Honestly, I never understood what makes January 1st so special when setting goals.

Oh, I get that it’s the first of the year and it’s time to start anew. And after all from Thanksgiving to the end of December we seem to throw all sense out the window and act like we never had a plan for good health anyway.

So is it a sense of renewal that we look to this date or is it the guilt of our behavior that leads us to this time when we make our boldest of statements….”This year I’m gonna”.

So instead of waiting until January 1st

I DARE you to set a goal today!

In upcoming blogs I will give you ideas to avoid the usual stress, overeating and lack of exercise that seems to go hand in hand with this time of year.

I would also like to hear how you are doing during this time. Use this as a sounding board when the stress becomes just too “silly”.

Tell me and share with the others what you’re doing to avoid the same old “holiday blues”.

If you don’t want to do this on a public forum please feel free to e-mail me at

I’m here to help. I’m at your service whether you are a client or not. It’s what I do.

Let’s have fun this Holiday season!

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