My wife’s been after me to write this post since we started this blog last October. I’ve finally gotten around to it this year because it’s of particular significance this year.
I had a great November of exercise and food moderation. I didn’t put on a pound, and I ran a lot. December on the other hand hasn’t started off so well. Last week, the only exercise was the Monday morning basketball session and a Friday afternoon round of golf. Neither of those two things burned as many calories as a run would have. The other days I did nothing. I didn’t eat badly, but I didn’t eat well either. Pam went away this past weekend so I didn’t exercise or eat particularly well. Basically, my exercise plan has been terrible since Thanksgiving!
I don’t know what it is about the season that turns a Holiday (singular day) in to the Holidays. Everyone would be fine if they slacked off exercising and eating well on 1 day in October, November, and December, but we’re all asking for trouble when we start slacking on Oct. 31 and end slacking on Dec. 31. Any momentum that we’ve built up during the year can easily disappear during this time. Old habits can resurface, and the new ones can easily fade away.
So yep, I’m off the exercise bandwagon right now. I even turned off my alarm clock this morning when it went off and skipped the gym again. I need to figure this out in a hurry so that the holidays don’t ruin my progress. When Pam gets home today, I’m off to the gym. That settles it.