Note to Self for November 2011 (I think this applies once Oct. 1 hits!)
is going to be really, really hard for you wellness wise. You'll breeze
by Thanksgiving and think you'll have no problem with December, but you
will be wrong.
You know you don't do well when
your routines are out of sorts and during December routines are totally
out the window. You will be stressed with too much to do and not enough
time. You will feel guilty about not spending enough time with the kids
and you will try to do it all and not succeed.
will do fine at work. You will be able to resist the coffee cake and
chocolate and cookies that are on the nook outside your office.
biggest temptations will be at home and with your lack of time. Don't
buy cookies "for the kids" don't keep sweets from the party "for the
kids." Because they won't stick around long enough "for the kids" to eat
Your word for the month of December
should be "PLAN." Know you will be short on time and will be tempted to
take the easy way out and go through the drive through. You'll give up
your time at the grocery store for a fun evening at the local Mexican
restaurant. Plan better than that.
thing you can do is to not take part in your "normal" weekly splurges
like Five Guys on Friday night because of all the other parties that you
will be going to.
You need exercise. You need
it physically and mentally. You won't have time to go to your classes
like you usually do. You'll work your calendar around so you think
you'll be able to go, but life will come up and you won't go. PLAN. Get
workout dvds in the house for the month of December so you can do them
after the kids go to bed. You will feel better when you do.
most importantly keep everything in perspective. You've felt like a
wellness failure this entire month, but when you look back at your
weight on Nov. 26 (194.4) and Dec. 31 (196.2) you only gained 1.8
pounds. Only 1.8 pounds. You can take that off in a week no problem.
Maybe instead of wasting so much time beating yourself up you could
have just accepted that December is a hard month for you, acknowledge
that you'll never give up, that you'll never throw in the towel during
December and just start over in January - that's just not your style.
And instead, enjoy your crazy, busy life during the month of December
for what it's worth.