Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time to...

The best part a new week in a new month is that you can start fresh. And I really need to press the reset button.

I am powerless in the face of little tiny candy bars and they are everywhere. In fact, just downstairs is a basket of leftover Halloween candy calling my name. What's worse than Halloween candy? Christmas candy! It's on the shelves of my grocery store already and that's really annoying. It also fuels a little flame of anxiety that makes me feel like I should be making lists,  shopping, baking, cleaning, wrapping and getting into holiday mode.
Stop the madness.

For me, anxiety triggers emotional eating. On top of that, t gets dark early making it VERY tempting to go home after work and snuggle up on the couch with the remote control and a big bowl of mac and cheese. Comfort food, anyone? On the weekends, all I want to do is cook and bake and try new recipes. (Note to self: Stay off Pinterest. Too many mouth-watering recipes!)

When I have a lot to do, I also lose sleep. For some reason, busyness causes me to toss and turn all night so that when the alarm goes off, I'm already dragging. Lack of sleep erodes my resolve and makes it so much easier to go off the rails. 

The good news is that November is the perfect time to reset. Thanksgiving is four weeks away and the weather is still nice enough to go for a walk during my lunch hour. It's time for new resolve to get through the end of the year with a closet full of clothes that still fit. Exercise and sensible eating translates to better sleep and more energy for celebrating with family and friends. I want to feel good and be on top of my game.

I'm starting out with gusto. On Sunday, I made it to Jazzercise for my 150th class and earned my free "Crave" t-shirt, presented by one of my Fitness Gurus, Vicki Hurd. I'm going to focus on craving my workout, as opposed to craving the M&Ms in the basket.
Earned it!

So here we go on the downhill slide to 2015.