🎄The holidays are here! 🎄Being so busy with festive activities sometimes means not carving out time for yourself. Don't forget to take care of yourself during the holidays. Decompressing will keep your sanity and making time for "You" is extremely important for having a healthy life!
We're having another awesome Yoga class this Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm at @kingsthaiboxing. This is open to both Members ($20) and Non-Members ($25). Cash only please. If you would like to attend, please let me know ASAP!
Jiu-Jitsu training for the first time in the rain.
Injury unusually during practice. Even if you are careful, you do it when you are injured.
I read an article yesterday that argued stressing about holiday weight gain was what caused weight gain. While stress hormones can absolutely have an impact on hunger and fat gain, the cause of holiday weight gain is excess calories.
I’ve yet to meet anyone who was stressed about holiday weight gain that gained weight. That’s not how stress works. If anything, that would lead to an avoidance of food and a litany of other issues. No; instead people are facing end of quarter at work, family, a host of events. These life stressors lead to mindless eating in environments that are set up to perpetuate these behaviors. Those servers walking around with the plate of hors d’oeuvres? Yeah, I’m following the guy with mini crab cakes around all night. It’s how we operate. I’m not good in large social gatherings, don’t drink, and abhor small talk. So what do you think I’m doing? Eating from stress. But def not stress caused by fear of weight gain.
An important part of mitigating fat gain during the holidays is stress management. An important part of stress management is identifying the source of stress and then determining if there is anything that can be done to lessen it. Mostly the answer is no. We are operating on some existential fear based on nothing. If you can, let it go.
And stop following the crab cake guy. You’ve already had 10.
What are some stress management tools you have for the next couple of weeks?