Hope ya’ll are well and have been enjoying the holiday season (aka the best month of the year) as much as I have. New York in winter is absolutely magical and I hope that many of you get to enjoy it – either this winter or some day
I’m also sorry I have been such a stranger lately – life has been crazier than ever! Good crazy, but still.
Don’t worry though, I’ll always come back to you
So far my holiday season has been full of friends, family and food. Little bit of fitness sprinkled in there, but I could be making more of an effort on that front. Since writing my post on staying active/fit through the holiday season, I have been doing my best to walk the walk – but I will admit that it is definitely easier said than done! Chilly weather means comfort food sounds even better and the gym sounds even worse. The good news is sometimes all it takes to recommit is a healthy dose of inspiration – and I am hoping this article has the same effect on you that it had on me.
The moral of the story is, not feeling our best is really not the end of the world. It’s not. Especially when we have the power to turn it around.
Because, as Hill writes, “it’s not the falling down that hurts us, it’s not getting back up.” Riiiiiight, friends?
In unrelated news, did you guys hear that Jay-Z and Beyonce are going vegan for the month of December? I mean I guess it isn’t that huge of a shocker but I will be curious to see if they become permanent vegans. Jay-Z’s post about it was very similar to my post about giving up coffee.. starting it as a trial and seeing where it takes him. I think I might be a teeny bit jealous because I love a good challenge, and the 6 weeks where I went vegan were honestly awesome. I felt amazing and it opened my eyes to the incredibly acute connection between what you eat and how you feel.
Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t stick with veganism and make it a lifestyle but 1. I really like Greek yogurt and 2. I am already fussy enough about food. Plus eating chicken every now and then feels healthy to me. Same with fish. Regardless, I think it is admirable when people commit to these types of undertakings. I really believe that whenever we challenge ourselves and step outside our comfort zones, it brings good karma and new opportunities into our lives.
Anyways, I digress. No matter how big of an effort you decide to make in December with respect to health & fitness, don’t forget to take the time to notice – and appreciate – the little things in life that make you happy. Whether it’s spending more time with loved ones,
getting something in the mail (even if you did technically send it to yourself..)
or the smell of a Christmas cookies in the oven (speaking of which – these bad boys frosted are going to make some kick a$$ Christmas cookies).
Oh and, “Happy Holidays Everybody” – said like Jason from Mean Girls.