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 🙂