Many people I have been talking to and the blog posts I’ve been reading, have mentioned that they just aren’t active during the holiday season. With friends, family, booze, food and shopping all becoming distractions this time of year, it is easy to push the gym and physical activity down to the bottom of the list of things to do.
For myself, being from Canada, we have been getting blasted with some severely cold weather. It has been a challenge for me to stay in the gym putting in the work but I’ve been doing it. I would love to be curled up by the fire at home all snug and cozy, but I have a goal and only putting in work will get me there.
As I am progressing through this journey I am being more and more confident in how you need to be able to say no to the things that make you comfortable. Sitting at home and watching a movie with a drink in my hand would make me feel comfortable. Running outside for 45 minutes in -15-degree weather is not comfortable. Eating turkey with gravy and finishing a bottle of wine would make me feel comfortable. Spending 2 hours working legs on Christmas eve is not comfortable. With this being said, at the end of the day, I can tell myself before I got to bed that I am closer today than I was yesterday.
There is a time to feel cozy and comfortable. But this doesn’t always propel you towards your goal. Moderation is key, so is making yourself feel comfortable being uncomfortable. I still curl up next to the fire and let myself drift off to sleep all snug and cozy, but only after I’ve accomplished what I needed to for the day.
Soon to be “Johnny Two Plates”