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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"So, are you still doing that exercise thing?"

I was asked this at a recent Christmas party...by someone who has known me for 5 years!

Yes, yes.  I'm still doing that exercise thing.

But are you?

I've had several people tell me this week that they just haven't had the time to get in their exercise.  There's baking and parties and shopping and wrapping and pageants and no time.

I totally get it, but I think seasons like this will be more enjoyable if we carve out just 10 minutes for ourselves.  I haven't talked to a person yet who has said, "I'm eating cookies galore and I feel fabulous!"  Nope.  Everyone is saying "I'm eating cookies galore and I feel fat!".

Here's my 2 cents.  Eat cookies, but not galore.  Enjoy the yummy food, just not all the yummy food.
AND, go for a run.  A short run.  Around the block while Hubs wraps a few presents.  Jump on the treadmill for a mile jog while you watch a clip of your favorite Christmas movie.

Trust me, just a few minutes a day will make you feel better and you'll relax and who knows, maybe even enjoy the holiday that you've been busting your butt for.

Not a jogger?  Walking also works.  OR do this 3 times a day:

10 squats
10 push ups
10 sit ups

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