Christmas Came & Christmas Went
Here in Canada it’s Boxing Day. AKA December 26th. Tara tells me they don’t have “Boxing Day” in the US of A. They have the day of shopping and super sales on December 26th. We have shopping and super sales too on Boxing Day, but not here on the East Coast where everything is still closed for the Statutory Holiday until December 27th. Then the shopping begins for many here too.
I don’t plan on shopping this year. Our Christmas was lovely. We spent Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas morning Tara had the chance to catch up with her family on FaceTime and text. Christmas Day was quiet mostly in our PJs with my parents and my brother ans sister-in-law. We had brunch and played some games together before Turkey Dinner.
I will confess to indulging in the 24 hours of Christmas. I will confess to having a tear filled melt down moment on Christmas Day. I will admit that I can see the clear connection between the sugar and the carbs and my emotions. It’s not a pretty combination. It is so easy to feel as though everything is bigger than it really is when I just.keep.stuffing.sugar.in my face.
So today is Boxing Day. Today there isn’t the same desire to relax and indulge. Today Tara and I got up and went to bootcamp and got our sweat on. I will confess to swearing during the Russian twist Medicine Ball Slams. I burned 550 calories in that 54 minute session. I needed it. Then we came home and made a delicious brunch full of nutritious, non-processed, good-for-us food.
This is my #mybetter.
- It’s taking ONE decision at a time. Remembering the things that are important to me.
- It’s reminding myself when I do something that is in line with what is important, that I need to recognize it.
- It’s NOT comparing where I am at right now with anyone else. (even when that feels impossible).
- It’s remembering that I need to have some goals the horizon to keep moving towards. They help me stay focused.
- It’s trying my very best to remember that life is better when I put myself first.
- It’s moving this body of mine and pushing to get stronger, faster, better.
- It’s remembering that true health and living life to the fullest means moving, resting, eating well and finding joy.
Tara asked me before Christmas what I needed. She’s been a little worried about this funky-funk that I’ve found myself in of late. If I’m being honest, so am I. But I’m still trying. Everyday I’m trying. And under the Christmas tree she gifted me with 3 months to work with the ever-so-amazing Mara Glatzel. I’m a very lucky girl. In so very many ways.
Part of #mybetter will be working with Mara to uncover all of the ways I can move on through whatever this is that’s happening with me right now. One of the most incredible things about working with Mara is that she has this way of reminding me of all of very important things I already know but I have a bad habit of forgetting. (Like, I’m seriously worth it.)
A Giveaway for your Path to Better
So enthusiasm is contagious. I know it. And I want to catch your enthusiasm. From the holiday excitement, for the things you’re looking forward to in 2013. And I’d love to be able to help you catch some enthusiasm about finding your better too. So with a little help from SportChek and their #mybetter campaign I get to give away $100 giftcard to help you.
The contest is open until New Year’s Day when I’ll pick a random winner. I can’t wait to read about all of the ways you’re working towards your own personal better on this life changing journey. And I really can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in 2013.