Getting Ready for the Holidays!

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With the holidays quickly approaching and life feeling a bit chaotic I am trying to stay grounded in my routines. This week I managed to get all my workouts in but last week I wasn’t able to and it definitely affected my mental health. I now understand what it is like to feel like you need to get your workout in or your life feels slightly unbalanced.

I can see myself making excuses not to work out once I am on time off. Life has been so busy, I know I would love to tell myself to just sit back and have another cup of coffee but really, that’s not what I need. I need to get up, get to the gym, gett’r done and then I have the entire day to spend with my family and relax. I will be happier for it and so will my house. ­čÖé I have already made gym workout dates with people so that I am committed and can’t make any excuses.

This has actually been an interesting couple weeks for me. I had one week with zero weight loss, the next two weeks I have lost two pounds each week. I understand that is good but it is a bit slower than previous so it has been a bit of a mental challenge accepting and understanding this was bound to happen. I think I have been so fixed on meeting each goal that I had inadvertently put to much emphasis on that end goal. So, I am working on resetting my thoughts, learning to be happy with each week. At least I am still going in the right direction, it just may mean I need to adjust my goals to align with my weekly average so I am not setting myself up for any disappointment.

Now to prepare for the holidays… I can control my environment as much as possible. We don’t have baking in the house, other than a baking session for my son with his Grandma to make a batch of shortbread. I know this may seem lame to some, but for my family, they all get it. They also realize that the small pleasure from a goodie adds up to a lot of work later to burn┬áit off. We have managed to find foods that are healthier options for a ‘goodie’. It’s safe to say my entire family has made a lifestyle change when it comes to eating healthy, yah!┬áI will limit my treat to the odd glass of wine and enjoy the holidays with my family.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

 

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