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As we are about embark upon our holiday fun and festivities let’s keep in mind that as much as we want to get away from what we typically do let’s not forget to do what we typically do when we are not on holiday break. That is exercise! WHAT!!!
I know that every year around this time we so look forward to the time off of work. We are overjoyed with the time away from home so we can travel. Also, we think about the time away from an activity that we typically, maybe even begrudging do, that is exercise. I know this because I feel the very same way.
So, this year, as I travel, I have decided to incorporate an activity that I started doing about 5 years ago but never really addressed seriously like I will do this holiday season. I will simply go for a push at least once a day for about 30 minutes. Now, I did do this in the past but it was always just once or twice during the holiday season. Not this year. I am committed to go for a stroll either first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Now, I know to ask you to do this will be like asking Santa to skip your house on Christmas. So, I will just politely suggestion that doing this at 2-3 times a week during the holidays is a great thing:
- It will be a modified version of what probably do during a typical week other than the holidays
- It will be a good activity to do when you are experiencing cabin fever
- Also, it will help get you out of the house in the event that a relative might accidentally bring up some horrifying memories
- You could even bring a family member, one that you like, with you to spend quality time
Now, at the end of the day, or the week, you will probably feel better because you have not completely forgotten about exercising. You will have avoided any potential family conflicts, while participating in a good activity. Plus, it will not be that bad if you decide to indulge in a little more of the holiday treats. Now, isn’t that what the holidays are for?