Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's That Time of the Year

It's officially started.  Personally, I feel Halloween is the start of the holiday season.  It's the 3 month period of the year that lasts from the Halloween parties at the end of October to the Superbowl at the end of January.  It's everyone's excuse to abuse their body for social purposes.  It's just a little of the kids trick or treat candies.  Just a few extra drinks at the work function.  A whole lot more family get togethers to stuff your face at.

These 3 months are packed with more bad food and beverages than our bodies need or can tolerate.  Most everyone puts on weight this time of year.  I imagine it tears our insides up too.  The combination of decreased sun exposure and the nutritional abuse on our body most likely does more to contribute to the flu season than flu bugs flying around.  The poor nutrition causes our immune system to be not as strong as it needs to be thus becoming more susceptible to the flu virus.

Buck the New Year's resolution trend.  If you don't feel great and/or if you don't look great TODAY don't fall into the hole even farther.  Set your goals for a December 31st, 2010 deadline.  Your New Year's Eve celebration will be that much more enjoyable.  Set a goal to lose weight, set a goal to get stronger, set a goal to lower your triglycerides, you get the idea.  Accomplish it all with the discipline to limit the bad you put in your body and increase the good.

Here is my goal, I would like to get stronger.  I am going to do this by tweaking my diet and my training plus getting more sleep.  The next party is coming fast, are your goals going to be in place to give the you willpower to say no to the junk?


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