I have an interesting new soreness in my calves this morning. I love it when I’m sore in a place I haven’t been before, or recently. It tells me I’m building new muscles somewhere that has been neglected previously! Also that a home cardio workout meant to simulate going for a run really can’t work the same muscles as going for a run. And that’s cool, because I like mixing it up and getting new muscles involved in the show.
I realized that I talk almost exclusively lately about what I’m doing for exercise, and very little about the food side of the equation. I think it’s because I have a perception that there’s nothing I can do from here to help you with your food programs. Part of me thinks, “Either you’re going to stick to your program or you’re not, nothing I can do there.” And the other part of me thinks, “Man I hate it when people try to police my food for me.” So I tend to just focus on exercise, and what I’m doing in that arena.
But…Christmas is coming, time with relatives is coming. Overwhelming piles of non-supportive food is coming. NYE parties and delicious cocktails are coming. It’s important to have a plan for getting through the next week or so!
Here are some quick reminders, maybe have a read-through and refresh yourself before things get really crazy:
That’s a pretty good grab bag of sensible advice. I like to offer an array of articles because, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that different things work for different people. And that people learn and understand materials in different ways. So I hope one or two of these presents something helpful in a way that motivates and inspires you to have a healthy holiday!