Despite my best efforts to keep moving with daily walks, I have found myself slipping into the holiday lazies, especially when it comes to what I’m eating. For some reason, there is something about a decorated Christmas tree and a fire in the fireplace that makes me think I need a bowl of popcorn in my lap. I know from the work I did from June to November that I can actually enjoy watching a movie with my husband without food being involved. Yet somehow the fact that it looks like Christmas exploded all over my house has made healthy, sensible eating more difficult.
I set new goals in October, and quite frankly, I have only reached one of them. I lost five pounds before heading to Los Angeles, but I haven’t lost any weight since then. In fact, I’ve been walking daily in order to keep from gaining weight. As for the biking and swimming, I cannot get myself to do it. The bike is hanging in the garage, ready to go. The waterproof MP3 is inviting me to go swim a few laps while listening to my favorite running music. But all I really want to do is sit by the fire and listen to Christmas music while I work.
I need a kick in the butt. Today a new Mamavation 2 Week Challenge is beginning with @Bookieboo and @MrBookieboo and I think I may just do it. The idea of adding more into these very busy weeks leading up to Christmas is frightening, but maybe that’s what I need. Because right now? Right now I’ve got a bad case of the holiday lazies.