I'm not buying into the whole "holidays = stress" thing! I declared my intent to have a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving and I did. Granted, there was a 15 minute period of crazed running around my kitchen just before dinner was served, but that is normal... and everything came out beautifully and my family and I all enjoyed a nice, leisurely meal together, reminiscing and laughing.
So now comes December fraught with all the food temptations, social events, expectations of the holidays. People talk about how much they have to do, how they'll never get everything done, how it gets worse every year, and on and on and on. Well, you know what? I'm not buying into the December stress either! : )
I challenge you to have the month of December be a gift you give to yourself. You know the old Christmas carol of The 12 Days of Christmas and how on 12 days leading up to the holiday, a number of gifts were given to profess one person's love for another. Right now, mark on your calendar or iPhone or Outlook calendar or wherever, the 12 days when you'll get to the gym, or walk, or do a fitness DVD, or get your exercise in! Then mark down another 12 days of when you'll plan out your food and stick to your plan.
You're going to be doing a lot of things for others this month... #DecGift lets you give the best gift of all to yourself: the gift of health. Mark down at least 12 days for exercise/walking/etc. and 12 days of planning your meals ahead and sticking to your plan.
Are you "in" for the December #DecGift challenge? Let's have a wonderful month... full of health and happiness!
HLG / Jan