Holiday Challenge with a Present too!

It’s almost November, which is just crazy!  And overnight it’s become cold outside and I’m starting to hear and see talk about Christmas more and more each day – also crazy!!  I like to take my holidays one at a time.  First we’ll focus on Halloween and then Thanksgiving and then we have about a month for Christmas.  Works for me!  I seem to be in the minority these days, as I’ve overheard several folks talking about finishing up their Christmas shopping already – what?!?  I just bought Halloween candy today!! (really that was strategic – I’ve learned if you plan ahead with Halloween candy you end up having to buy a second batch and wondering why your pants are snug!)

So what does any of this have to do with pilates or personal training?  Really quite a lot.  Tis the season when we get pulled in lots of directions, stay out later drinking cocktails, shop, visit, and eat with abandon.  What if this year we switched things up a bit?  You can still do all of the above including October Christmas shopping if you must … but what if you made a commitment to yourself for the next two months.  That might sound crazy with all that is going on… but let’s face it – there never really is a good time – and if you can keep your commitment when you are your busiest when things slow down it will be a breeze!  I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again several times – it’s about choices – and in this case you are choosing yourself.  A very good choice.  You really aren’t very useful to others when you are sickly, unhappy, worn out or stressed out.
So here is your challenge – For the next 8 weeks what are you going to do that’s good for you??

Here are some suggestions:

  • Walk three times a week for 45 minutes
  • Commit to and follow through on a weekly training or Pilates schedule
  • 10 push ups and 10 roll ups every morning

Find a buddy and hold each other accountable or do your challenge together.  Write it down and post it where you’ll see it… or leave a comment here and I’ll bug you about it from time to time 😉  Whatever you decide on – be specific – don’t leave yourself wiggle room to cut corners.  Know that it’s going to be a challenge – you will be busy – but you won’t regret making it work.
And for those of you looking to make regular pilates your challenge – we’ll sweeten the pot a little (besides looking and feeling good!)  – if you follow through on 7 pilates sessions between now and New Year’s Eve- YOU CAN REDEEM A FREE PILATES SESSION IN FEBRUARY! WOO HOO!!  So how about that – just for showing up – you get a present 🙂

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