Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas Everybody!

I hope you all are having a super holiday season. Mine as kept me busy (as you can see from my lack of blogness) but I'm hoping is going to slow down any time now. The picture is of me at my office Christmas party on December 21st and 52 pounds lighter.

As a testament to Dutch cuisine, I've not had much problems sticking to my healthy eating habits therefore I don't seem to be gaining any weight this month. I love the Dutch but they are definitely not known for their creative or tasty cooking abilities. I have been a little busier lately and have missed two workouts at the gym this month. Bad Sarah bad bad!

Which made me realize that I've kind of had tunnel vision since joining the gym. I couldn't make it there the other day as I had something or other to do so I accepted that and didn't make myself feel too awfully guilty. It's just one month that's busy, won't happen in January for sure.

The second time I missed the gym I felt a little more guilty. Time is running short before I come home to the US and I want to lose as much as possible before then. But I missed my workout as things just had to be done.

So here is where the tunnel vision comes in. While I was sweating away on the cross trainer yesterday I thought to myself 'why in the world did I think I had to go to the gym to get in some exercise?' DUH! For pete's sake I lost my first 30 pounds without a gym membership why did I think I could no longer exercise if I couldn't get to the gym!

Too bad I didn't think of that before I missed the workouts. But at least I have an alternative plan now. So if you don't belong to a gym or just can't make it to the gym don't let that make you lose momentum! You can always go for a jog/walk, run a flight of stairs a couple of time, jump rope, do an exercise video or put on a great CD and dance those Christmas cookies off your thighs.

Merry Christmas Everybody!

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