“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” Henry David Thoureau
In the continuous effort to practice balance, I do hope you are all getting ready to allow yourself to dive into any Christmas celebrations you may have planned for tomorrow and Friday. If you are hosting the holidays, be sure to stock up on containers and send your guests home with leftovers, especially the sweets! If everyone takes home just a little, you wont be left with a house full of fattening indulgences come Saturday. That can give you almost a full week of eating clean so you can prepare to, once again, indulge on New Year’s Eve. This, at least, is how I look at enjoying the season without putting on the Thanksgiving to New Year 7-10 pound weight gain.
Thanks to Mitch, the kids, my family and friends, I had a wonderful birthday. I started my day with the plyometric p90x video. Plyometrics is basically all about getting airborne. Jumping, hopping, leap frogging and more, allows you to get your heart rate way up and burn lots of calories. Practicing plyo will make you better at any sport you do!
We had a wonderful brunch at Falafel Bistro and a decadent dinner at Cafe Bella Sara. In between I got the new iphone, so if you are a friend I phone chat with, it might take me a day or two to figure it all out! The highlight of the day, however, was without a doubt seeing a movie that will go down as one of my top 10 favorites of all times.
If you haven’t yet seen The Blindside, the story of Micheal Oher, I highly, highly recommend it. It happens to be the perfect combination of a chic flick and a man’s man movie as it combines the beloved game of football, with a story that requires a full box of happy tears, tissues. Young and old alike will walk away from this movie wanting to be just a little bit better of a person than they were when they entered. This movie has the power to do more to promote adoption than all the public service announcements in the world could ever do.
I’ll be at Bally today for SilverSneakers at 11:30 and Senior Fitness at 12:30. Before I get ready for work, I will be doing the Wednesday p90x video, which I believe is chest, shoulders and arms. I’ll do whatever Tony Horton tells me to do, because even the trainer needs a trainer in order to be pushed out of the comfort zone! Though some of the work is just too hard for me, I won’t feel frustrated. I will, instead, just repeat his mantra, “Do your best and forget the rest”.
I hope that in fitness and in fact in all things, you will repeat the same mantra.