With a flurry of events, endless shopping and exams, the holidays are
notoriously nutty. This year, I’m making an extra effort to stay calm and be
sweet—and I don’t mean by doling out a bundle of prezzies. Here’s my holiday
Make a few minutes to sweat (and chill) daily.
I haven’t quite, um, warmed up to the cold weather yet (the wind is literally
howling as I write). Instead of braving the icy weather, I’m exercising indoors
to my fave workout DVDs and yoga vids. I’ll battle the elements later in the
season—promise. Spending some time exercising and crafting gifts every day is
taking some of the stress away.
Make extra time for my BFFs.
Party season isn’t always cheery for everyone out there. This year, I’m trying
to be extra sensitive toward buds who may be feelin’ blue. So while everyone on
my list isn’t gonna get fancy gifts, I’m trying to give them some face time.
Make plans to get out there.
My bro and I always try to work out together on the holidays. But with all the
zaniness, it takes some extra planning to ensure that exercise happens. This
year, we’re talking about early a.m. runs (save me!) and cross-country skiing
(cool, right?). My BFF mentioned snowshoeing, so I’m packing my boots
and—eek!—crossing my fingers for flurries. We’re all penciling our planners so
we don’t push the fitness aside.
BY KATIE ABBONDANZA ON 12/23/2010 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN health, fitness, mind/motivation, happy holidays, Editor's Blog