Friday, December 17, 2010
I am ready for the holidays to be over. No, I NEED the holidays to be over. Even after four months wtih SparkPeople, I just cannot resist some temptations. Holiday baked treats are the worst for me to be around because I simply can't walk away without tasting. While I haven't been out of control, I have still eaten more than I need to. I really, really wanted to continue to lose over the holidays, even if it was only a pound, but it would help me prove to myself that I CAN do this - even with all the goodies surrounding me.
On a positive note, I am maintaining, and I am racking up fitness minutes and mileage like I never have before. At least I am motivated enough to combat the extra snacking with extra exercise. In retrospect, maybe it is good for me to be exposed to all of the temptation, and even give in to it - I am creating new fitness habits, and even exceeding some of my own expectations with my weekly minutes, mileage, and calories burned.
I saw the Broadway show "Mary Poppins" last weekend, and something she said frequently has stuck with me - "Anything can happen if you let it". That has been my mantra in my head this past week, alternating with scolding myself for eating the snacks, and I think it is helping to overpower the negative feeling and bring more positive thoughts forward.
So, as I head to a holiday/birthday party tonight, I will not be Scrooge, I will be "practically perfect", and remember that Anything can happen, if I let it.