A Friendly Reminder That You’re Not Off Track

Quick note:  If you’re participating in the Cyber Monday madness and have yet to pick up that fitness gear that you’ve been craving, I’ve put together a little store on Amazon so you can purchase some of the equipment, footwear, and supplements that don’t suck.  If you’re interested, check it out here:

Harold Gibbons’ Store

Everyone else, I hope you had a grand ol’ Thanksgiving Weekend with family, friends, and loved ones!  Some call it a weekend of damages during which we feast and spend, our belts feeling tighter while our wallets feel looser.  Perhaps your holiday feasting looked like this:

Let’s be serious; One weekend of copious consumption will not interfere with your exercise programs and eating plan if you’re compliance is usually high.  In fact, they should probably include room for Holiday shenanigans so you can have fun whilst sculpting that bum.

Problems will arise when we don’t do anything, and sometimes getting caught up in the minutia can lead to paralysis by analysis.  Let’s not get flustered about being “off-track”, unless you haven’t really focused on what you’re eating and how you’re exercising.  Below you’ll find a concise reminder of what to focus on this Holiday season:

When it comes to feelin’ good and being healthy, this hits the nail on the head.  It comes down to smart planning and shopping, and you should feel better and be healthier.

During the holiday season, we eat loads of Turkey, attend holiday parties, and are bombarded by adds for those maliciously delicious Starbucks lattes.  Damn right I got a Venti Skinny Peppermint Mocha latte this morning.  (Did I get the order right?) How this impacts our physical and mental health varies in significance depends on your state of mind and willingness to get after when you’re training.  For now, take a big ‘ol belly breath like Saint Nick, and try to do nothing for 2 minutes.

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes.  (<-Click me!)

Next, take 2 more minutes to plan two of three things:

  1. Strength training workout with a friend.
  2. Healthy meal date with a friend.
  3. Walk with a friend.

Bonus points if you meet with two different friends, or if you do all three together.  You’ll have fun, catch up on the latest episodes of American Horror Story, and share in the wealth that is good health.  That was definitely too cheesy, wasn’t it?  Get to your scheduling, and remember what the good Doctor said:

“I want you to meditate for 20 minutes, twice a day, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, avoid processed foods, eat plenty of organic fruit and veg, spend more time in nature and less indoors, stop worrying about things you can’t control, and ditch your T.V.”

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