‘Christmas is a coming’!! I love this time of the year, I feel like a child – and it’s the only time of the year you can get away with forcing your family into matching pajamas!! Christmas is that time of the year when we tend to forget all of the disagreements we’ve had with family, friends or colleagues, we reconnect and rejoice in the celebration of magic. And who doesn’t love giving and receiving presents! December is by far my favourite month of the year.
BUT. There are some things about Christmas that in previous years leave me rolling into January like the huge potatoes served on Christmas day…. I’ve personally experienced a few different mindsets over the years, the first was last year when I was pregnant; “Ah its allowed, its Christmas” to previous years when I was sans pregnant belly and training 12-15 hours a week for triathlon “But if my Christmas dinner is 2,578 calories, then that means I need to run for 3 hours and 39 minutes Christmas morning!?” Both of which did not bring me happiness.
I wanted to share some strategies I have worked on and love; Moderation, Alternatives and Joy;
Above all – have a fabulous time with friends and family, play games, light candles, sing, dance and be happy – it’s the time of the year we can all come together and celebrate the magic that is Christmas.
Kirsty Lewis, founder of Got Vitality, IIN Health Coach, Pre/Post Natal Personal Trainer and mum to a little boy toddler with another monster cooking in the oven!