|Don't fear the dread-mill.|
I talk to a few people who decide that around this time of year it's appropriate to hang up your running shoes and "take a break" from diet and exercise. Maybe this works for some, but in my personal story, this means setting myself back a chapter. I don't accept that. I don't concede that my ultimate goal of being in shape, and healthy, should take a back seat to emotional or celebratory eating. That somehow this season demands consumption and not reflection. I know there are traditional foods associated with this time, and skipping them is hard. The thing is, if it's worthwhile, why put your destination further out of your reach intentionally? Avoiding temptation is hard, but working your way through the end results will also be hard. Short term sacrifice for long term benefit. Sounds Phat to me.