Get Motivated: Exercise & The Holidays


It’s tough, right? Fitting in time to exercise during the Holidays? You promise yourself you’ll make the extra effort. You’re on vacation after all! You have plenty of time to get up, get sweaty and burn extra calories for those decadent oreo truffle balls. But, you don’t. You get lazy. It’s almost the New Year, you say. “I’ll start back the first of January!!” Cue the “wahhmp wahhmp wahhmp” sound from the Muppets.

I don’t know how many times I’ve packed my running gear, hand weights and workout DVDs only to have them sit all Christmas vacation long. This vacation, though, there are no excuses. The main road outside the farm in South Dakota allows for an easy run. There’s plenty of space for working out inside the house. Really, I’ve got nothing but time on this trip to take care of my mind and body in some way or another. And as a bonus, there’s a hot tub to soothe sore muscles. If I can do it, you can do it! Even if there is the comfiest couch in the basement for napping. Even if the basement is the absolute perfect temperature for said nap. Even if the furbabies have snuggled in hard on said couch for said nap. Must. Work. Out. Wish me luck!

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