Friday, November 25, 2011
How I know this is a TRUE lifestyle change
Wednesday night was a close one. I was running around like a chicken with it's head lopped off and things were taking longer than they should have. By the time it finally slowed down and we got the Christmas lights up and the things for Thanksgiving as pre-made as possible, it was about 7pm. We were both SOOO tempted to skip exercise. We still had a few small things to do but we went downstairs and did our Tae Bo. We both felt much better for it and I didn't think I was going to burn much but I got 900 calories in. But the true way I knew this was a lifestyle change was we got up Thanksgiving morning with muscles SCREAMING in pain from the previous 2 formal workouts after getting home from vacation and dreading it we chose Power 90 Original since it's short and sweet and got a 1000 calorie burn on. I was in such a good mood for a few minutes afterward you know before reality set back in but it was so worth it! I was able to have everything I wanted and even dinner later on when I got a little hungry. For the first time we even went on a walk after dinner with some cousins. It was really hot in the house so the cold felt nice and it helped get the food moving instead of sitting like a lead balloon.
I know for most of our lives we never exercised on days surrounding holidays much less the holiday itself. But if it's a normal exercise day for us, it's getting done. I am so thankful for that. It puts me in a much less stressed state of mind even taking that 30-40 minutes for myself to focus on ME and not everything else that needs done. Speaking of which, I have a Turbo Fire 55 calling my name and a Christmas tree asking to be put up before a holiday concert tonight. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Do you exercise on holidays or allow yourself a 'skip day?'
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