Sometimes there are simple statements that stick: Just Do It!
I have to say I have NEVER done a workout and regretted it. It just never happens :-)
Over the past few days I have continued to be crazy-holiday-busy and it has been hard to make time to workout. I am behind on catching up with all of you sparkies but I am clinging to the "Just Do It" plan until the holidays pass.
Going to the gym now
To GET IT DONE!!!!!
Big hugs and kisses to everyone who sent me kind words, and holiday cheer yesterday. In the three years I have been on the spark I think that is one of the most depressed posts I have ever put up. I don't know what got into me! I am blaming endorphin washout. I have been working out for a few hours a day and living on endorphins.
The good news is that soon after posting, I got off my butt and went to the gym. Afterwards I felt silly for my post. There are much bigger issues that so many people face. So my holiday season isn't perfect - it will be what I make of it! Thanks for the support and the great suggestions.
This is me last year - I anticipate full Christmas spirit coming soon this year!
I put on my snowflake shirt today so that I could try to get into the holiday spirit. Feeling a bit sorry for myself this weekend unfortunately. I work a lot. One could even say too much. The consequence of this is that often time flies by a bit too fast. Nov-Jan is my busiest time of the year at work and I tend to have very few days off. I usually even end up working Christmas. So I asked for a three day weekend this week so I could ski. Alas, no snow :-( I see pictures of all of the decorated trees on facebook and everyone in my neighborhood has lights but us. As I watch the various countdown blogs I realize that Christmas is only two weeks away and it makes me very sad. I haven't shopped, written cards, put up lights or done anything. At the rate I am going it is going to be New Year's eve tomorrow and I will have missed it.
So I know - this isn't my usual type of blog. Just feeling a little blue today. So instead of sending me spark this week, please send me a little holiday cheer.
I love Christmas season.
I really do - from the Christmas songs, to the lights to the wonderful family feel that everyone has. I love the wonder of the freshly fallen snow as the seasons change.
However, most people working on changing previous not-good habits will admit that Christmas time is a hard time for new habits. Christmas cookies, Christmas parties and egg-nog tend to call to us like sirens. All the sudden, hard work is what is in the rear-view mirror - along with a promise to spend more time on the treadmill tomorrow.
Admit it - that's why so many New Year's resolutions involve fitness and weight loss...
But what if today was New Year's Eve...
What would you do if you *really* wanted to keep up your good habits.
You might plan for those parties, or load up on veggies as soon as you arrived.
You might order a "Rum and Coke" minus the rum and using diet coke.
You might dance all night, even without the disinhibition of alcohol, because hell - this almost feels like a workout! And you would definitely buy a dress that FITs - not one that may fit someday because you want to look good today. You want to celebrate where you are and at the end of the day you celebrate taking one more step forward.
That's the story of my night tonight:
4 "rum and cokes" without the rum...or the coke for that matter!
2 heaping plates of veggies
1 hour of dancing like no one was watching
1 big smile at the end of the night.
7 days until my next Christmas party...I will make it through this month without sabotaging myself.