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Remember Why You Run & Move

Posted Nov 30 2011 6:46am

Run, run Santa(s)

November is winding down and seasonal cheer is upon us in December, let’s carry happiness into the holidays.

Holiday parties, cooler weather, shopping lists, family gatherings – December can be a very busy month. In all the hustle and bustle remember to take time for you. Your routine is likely to be thrown off with different schedules and the cool temps might have you skipping out on some of your scheduled workout plans. It’s crucial this time of year to remember why you run, or do any other healthy activity for that matter.

For me, running is my private time to clear my head, brainstorm about the day, and be one with my body. If I don’t get in some type of exercise during the day it can lead to slow pattern of not doing as many workouts, eating the wrong things, etc. This downward spiral is easy to avoid when you have focus on why you want to move.

Show all those holiday shoppers you don’t mind parking a mile away. Wake up on Christmas morning and take the family for a walk after presents. Make a coworker workout with you the morning of your office holiday party.

My mom and I can’t find a local Jingle Jog so we are inventing our own. Staying on target in December makes it that much easier to go into the New Year already ahead of the game.

Why do you move? What keeps you on track during the holidays?

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