Picture this: you snooze through your alarm clock and wake up to realize you need to be at your first work meeting in less than an hour. You jump out of bed, quickly shower, get dressed, and scramble to find your car keys. You barely have enough time to pour yourself a cup of to-go coffee, let alone make breakfast. I’ll skip it and have a big lunch, you think before peeling out of the driveway and almost spilling hot coffee on your lap.
Have you ever had those days at your desk where your morning coffee seems to turn into afternoon coffee which then turns into a glass of wine (or two) as soon as you get walk through your front door? We've all been there. We've all had the days where we forget to drink water or survive only on caffeine or have a few too many drinks after dinner.
Do you ever find yourself walking into the gym or entering a studio for your regular fitness class only to ask yourself "why am I here?" It may sound silly – to ponder the meaning of your workouts – but it's actually an essential question that needs to be answered. "Why go to the gym? Why spend my time, money, and energy on exercise?"
Start thinking about the new habits you want to build in the new year (yes, even during Christmas vacation). A mindful and beneficial practice, thinking now about your health and fitness goals for 2019 can help you to become aware and make better choices over the next few days.
Happy first day of December! With the holiday season in full swing, here are a few tips to maintain healthy habits well into the New Year: