Dec 4, 2013
One of the biggest obstacles to keeping moderate through the holidays is “all or nothing thinking”. I’m hearing it everywhere: from clients, family, friends, and even the media. Here is how this type of distorted thinking plays out into your actions. Your normal gym routine of 3 times a week is nonexistent this week because you missed one class last week. You had dessert, a piece of candy, an extra serving of potatoes, and now you find yourself completely off track with your eating! You’re uptight, overwhelmed, or lacking the joy of the season because you think you will never get it all done!
- Carve out your health time first; it is your first wealth. Believe it. Live it.
- Take it a day at a time, not the entire season at a time.
- BREATHE! and again…
- Focus on what you’re eating – enjoy, savor, appreciate the flavors… now move on (literally!)
- Take a couple of extra spins around the mall while shopping… and yes, carry the bags!
It’s not about drastic changes, just small shifts back to your center. Moderation – it’s how we keep the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in our CORE!
Food for the Soul…
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
~ Albert Einstein
I’m all about the shopping tip… aerobic, weight bearing, AND retail therapy. It’s a trifecta of joy!!