Friday, December 19, 2014
Short answer is yes. Because we social animals need the brotherhood and companionship (sometimes) neatly tied in a velvet crimson bow at this time of year.
We need to connect with family and friends. Nine times out of ten this involves food or drink of some sort. Last night we sat, ate pizza, hummus and a tin of delicious cookies, paired with several rounds of craft IPAs. It was fun, it was joyous and it nicely made an early segue from the fiery disaster that was 2014 to the hope of a better 2015. All meaning that the 5K of calories consumed could, with focus and intent, set the foundation for a 5K PR come the new year.
So please do not worry. Eat, drink and smoke MaryJane. Hoist a toast to the enemy. Thank them for giving you the opportunity to compete. Life is WAY to short to carry grudges, bottle anger and frustration and allow anything but goodness and positive energy to carry your days.
Interestingly, I am loading up on workouts, volunteering for as many classes as I can, this to help out those that have family commitments, but mainly to partake of my own medicinal advice. Because you have heard this before:
THE BEST WAY TO GET BACK IN SHAPE IS NOT TO GET OUT OF IT.
With the fait accompli adage that a little bit of something is better than a lot of nothing. If this has already happened, fear not. We can start tomorrow. Choose your enemies wisely. I guarantee that those empty (but fun) calories from fat are exponentially more difficult to lose now than they were twenty years ago.
But lose them we must.
Please push back, just say no and close the other cheek. Nobody needs three slices of pecan pie ala mode.
Don't let this happen to you Merry Ladies and Gentlemen.
But if it does, may it be with smiles and hugs surrounded by those we love.
Then it's OK.
Until I see you in class where I will show no mercy and leave you willing to pay any price for cessation.
Hope you have enjoyed the grace period.