It’s that time of year again. At our best, we are experiencing lots of warmth, joy, and connection with loved ones. But, the holidays can often be a time of stress around family, food, and exercise.
The holiday marketing season is also in full swing. We are bombarded with messages about all the food we should be consuming. And, then, when January kicks in, we’re bombarded with messages to lose weight, join a gym, and eat other types of (less appealing) food. Oy Vey! It kind of reminds me of my grandma, pouring heaps of food onto my plate, goading me to “eat, eat” and, then, in the same breath, telling that I am so fat and need to lose weight.
I’d like to envision a middle path: a holiday season of joyful eating and movement: A turkey trot run, a walk over crunchy leaves in the park with a dear family member, eating and savoring warm seasonal food, feeling satisfied but not stuffed to the point of sickness.
If you’re looking for a supportive way to experience more balanced and enjoyable exercise and eating this holiday season, perhaps one of these two offerings is for you:
wishing you lots of warmth and connection this holiday season.