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Hold on or Let It Go

Well, how did you do? Thanksgiving week has come and gone. The turkey, planning, appetizers, stress, alcohol, family dynamics, travel, eating on the go, left overs, parties, family dynamics (wait, I said that already)…  As you look back at how well you took care of yourself regarding stress, sleep, exercise and eating, where do you land? Whatever the case, I have a little advice.

If you did well, hold on to it! Remember the feelings of satisfaction, success and calm in managing all those choices and commitments, the good feelings that come from taking care of ourselves. It will inform and empower you in the future (more holidays are coming), catapulting you into more good decisions.

If you feel as though you didn’t do so well, let it go! Guilt is a lousy motivator (a much better debilitator.) Brush yourself off and start fresh. There are plenty of opportunities ahead to make good decisions. For goodness sake, it was Thanksgiving. You can and will succeed. Let go of those not so good choices and put your best foot forward.

Turkey Time Tips

My favorite Thanksgiving tips:
  • First thing Thursday morning- go for a walk outside – five minutes or fifty – the fresh air and movement will make for a great start (or join us on Wednesday for a special class – everyone is welcome)
  • Eat plenty of fruit with your breakfast (pack in the nutrients and yes, I recommend you do eat breakfast)
  • Park conversations away from the appetizer table or desert table (mindless eating is too easy over a spread of delicious treats)
  • Do not go to the party ravenous – have a snack and plenty of water before you arrive
  • Mingle, walk around or help your host between dinner and desert. It may help alleviate “food coma” feelings and reduce additional grazing.
My thanks to you…
I am so very fortunate to have a thriving business and healthy client base. A very heartfelt thanks for your continued patronage and wishes for a very healthy and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. All my best, Michelle

Do It for Our Country

Politics are emotional. Whichever camp you associate with, this eighteen month election process has been polarizing. Republican, Tea Party, and Libertarian supporters are dismayed at their loss. But even in the joy of victory, some Democrats are still concerned about the future. And that’s not addressing the local elections. As an eternal solution seeker, I have a suggestion. (Yes, little miss small business owner, personal trainer lady has an idea to uplift our country.)
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Quality Over Quantity

One of the most beautiful pieces of advice my mother ever gave me was “Strive for quality over quantity.” As we forge ahead into the holiday season, I encourage you to implement this advice as well. The increasing commitments and celebrating are a challenge to healthy living. I encourage you to use “quality over quantity” as a holiday navigation tool.
Below are a few examples:
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