December is Not a Time to Slack

Posted December 9, 2008 in Healthy Lifestyle No Comments »
Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree

Hello to all Project Swole subscribed readers and also to any new visitors that are stopping by. As you can see from the dates on my recent posts, I have not been posting very often since before Thanksgiving.

So why is this? I have been busy, busy, busy. Got alot going on trying to manage the job, the clients, the Project Swole, and trying to get a new social bookmarking site off the ground. Details about this coming later this week or early next week.

The reality is that December is not a time to slack. Therefore I am going to make a pledge to post nearly every day for the rest of the month, a practice I hope to continue into next year.


I didn’t have a chance to wish any Project Swole readers a Happy Thanksgiving, so…

Happy Thanksgiving one and all!

Things to be Thankful For…

Around this time of year some people get excited while others get sad. As fun as the holiday seasons should be, some people have to withstand the memories of lost loved ones, or mistreatment in their youth. Whether you want to believe it or not, many people have been traumatized by childhood abuse, or the premature death of a parent or child.

If you are someone who gets sad at the holidays, please know that you are not alone. I personally know a few people who have wonderful lives now, but the trauma from their past haunts them through the season.

All I can really say is: keep your chin up and try to be thankful for what you have now. Do your best to attempt to live in the present rather than the past. Most of us will never know how you feel, so it is up to you to keep a positive outlook, and make each day better than the last. Do you really want to make everyone around you feel the way you do? I’m guessing not.

For those of us who enjoy the holidays, it’s party time! Let’s decorate some trees and houses. Let’s wrap some presents. Let’s bake some cookies, pies, breads, and turkeys!

So what do you have to be thankful for? Here are some things I am thankful for, maybe you have more… please let me know what you are thankful for by leaving some comments.

  • Your health
  • Your family
  • Your house
  • Your bed
  • Your car
  • Your food
  • Your pet(s)

Cookies, Pies, Breads, and Turkeys

November and December are good months for eating. Both healthy and unhealthy treats abound. Please remember that if you indulge and binge during the holidays, you will have twice as much to lose when you make your “New Years Resolution”.

Instead of saying, “I ate junk food, so I might as well not even bother eating well or exercising until the New Year”, you should say, “This is the holiday season, so I am going to allow myself to have this treat, but I have to make sure to moderate my treats for the rest of the week and not to miss my regular workouts.”

This proactive type of thinking is what will help you to maintain your gains or losses through the holidays.

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