Season of Eating

Even though Thanksgiving was only last week, I feel like my holiday season started November 1st. I’ve been eating like it’s the holidays and working really hard to curb my food intake. And it doesn’t help that as the weather gets colder my cardio activity seems to be declining. I keep telling myself that I need to watch what I eat this month, but I’m not being a very good listener. My nagging is good and I appreciate the sentiment. I’m not wrong, but on some level I’m a little unrealistic. There are so many tempting goodies this time of year. I know I have an easier time adding workouts than curbing eating.

So here are some of the things I plan to do this month to help handle the abundant food I suspect I’ll be ingesting.

· Pull out my old Tae Bo Tapes
· Commit to Running at Least Twice a Week (pick the warmest days)
· Get to the Gym Once A Week to Swim or Walk the Treadmill (where I can catch up on some reading)
· Do an Extra Pilates Class Once A Week


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Deborah December 2, 2011 at 7:37 am - Reply

    OK – I like all these suggestions and totally agree: Why punish yourself by not allowing tastebuds to experience foods served but once a year. It is true that the season can pack on the pounds. The problem with adding more exercise is that most of us feel the crunch of less TIME rather than the “crunch” of situps. 🙂

  2. Maggie Downie December 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I agree about the time, but the truth is spending an hour exercising or doing something good for your body is time well spent. And it really makes you do everything else better. Sometimes I’m fascinated by our fast paced world. Sometimes I think it would be better if it slowed down.

  3. Deborah December 17, 2011 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Slower pace: I like that 🙂

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