Halloween seems to start the feeding frenzy of the holidays for all of us. Our good habits go out the window and our waistlines increase. At a certain point many of us stop stepping on the scale and hold on to the hope of the New Year. We check out mentally. But wait a minute; do we really want to end the year this way…again?
There is a way around this black hole to our healthy lifestyle. It does require hanging in there and being present. We do have to recognize the choice is ours. And no, I am not talking about giving up anything or skipping Thanksgiving. I am talking about choosing to continue to live our healthy lifestyle all the way through the holidays. Old habits die hard, believe me, I know. If we hang in there together we can start a new trend this holiday season.
The only way I know to beat an old unhealthy habit is to deliberately do something new. It also has to be fun. And if it involves having fun and doing it with others chances are we will succeed. Here is the pitch: Why not join in a challenge?
SparkPeople has put out a challenge to have all of us to exercise everyday for the month of November for at least 10 minutes a day. How great is this?! By joining the challenge it will help us stay focused, do something good for ourselves instead of something not so good and we will really feel we have earned our Thanksgiving dinner by the time it rolls around.
Here are the challenge specifics: It’s all about keeping your priorities front and center–and we’re here to help you do just that with a month-long consistency challenge. Kick off the holiday season the healthy way by completing at least 10 minutes of exercise each day from November 1st to November 26th (the day before Thanksgiving). For bonus points, try to squeeze in 10 minutes on Thanksgiving Day, too! The best part? We’ll be there to support you along the way. Each day of the challenge, you can post to Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest by using the hashtag #Fit2Feast to stay accountable and let us know how you’re doing. Then, we’ll serve up tips and encouragement to keep you headed in the right direction!
Are you with me?! #TeamLivliga is in. Come join in the challenge, have some fun and help the rest of us stay accountable too. Here’s to all of us having a Happy and Healthier Holiday Season!
Enjoy! And Live Vibrant!