Where did 2018 go?
This week I found myself scrambling for mittens and windshield scraper to clean all the ice and snow off my car and wondered when and how this possibly could have happened. It seems like I was at a BBQ pool party just yesterday. I haven’t been great with keeping in touch over the past few months, mostly because I just don’t know where September and October went.
“The days are long, but the years are short”.
This is one of my all-time favourite quotes from happiness expert Gretchen Rubin. It resonates with me because it illustrates the subjectivity of the passage of time. 2018 just flew by and as I started planning for the new year, I realized that what I really need to go into the holidays with energy, gratitude and joy.
There’s no better way to do that than to honour your body.
So I’ve been working on a program to help you get ahead of the holidays by getting fitter and healthier BEFORE the holiday rush so that you can enjoy your time with family and friends. In exactly 6 weeks, it will be January 3rd, 2019! I know what you’re thinking. It seems like it’s not worth starting anything at this point in the year, because December will probably seem even shorter than the rest of the year.
After all, what can I possibly accomplish in just a 6 weeks?
A lot. In the past month, I’ve seen people lose 10 pounds, two dress sizes, 16cm, and learn to move properly, eliminate chronic pain, build healthy sleep & exercise routines. All in just 6 short weeks. Just the other day, I witnessed the look on someone’s face as they realized they lose 6% body fat in 6 weeks. That, my friend, is what you can accomplish in 6 weeks.
The alternative seems downright crazy if you think about it. We’re telling ourselves that we should eat what we want now and stay on the couch because in a few more months, we’ll trade in freedom and sloth for discipline and sweat. What we are actually suggesting, when we delay our health goals until the new year, is that we aren’t worth it. We’ve essentially given up on life for the next 6 weeks, all because of an arbitrary calendar date.
I think I’m worth it, and I’m pretty sure you are too…
Don’t get me wrong. I love the holidays. I love spending time with family, I love holiday music and holiday decorations. In fact, I would never ask you to give up the parties and all the wonderful food. I’m all for joy and cheer, but is it worth delaying health goals for the next 6 weeks? Will anything magically change on January 1st?
There is a clear alternative. Improving your health doesn’t need to wait. Instead of delaying your goals until the new year, imagine how much farther along your health journey you could be on January 1st if you started right now. Imagine how much better you could feel on January 1st if you had real life party nutrition strategies and workout accountability to keep you on track over the holidays.
— Coach Tania