Thursday, December 1, 2011

What's That? Snow? Say it isn't so!

Hey everybody!  It's been awhile since I've communicated with you via this blog. I'll explain later why the blogosphere has been silent  in my little corner.Right now I'm sitting on my couch, enjoying watching a sprinkling of snow falling off my roof. Somewhere in Canada, people are already up shopping, wrapping, baking and preparing for........Christmas. Duhn, duhn, duhn!  Yes- it's coming, it's inevitable. People will be holly and jolly, decking the halls, singing "Fa-la-la-la-la!".  People will be pushing and shoving in the malls to be the first to a deal, to get the perfect toy, to max out their credit cards. Tis the season!!
It is a season of overindulgence - of money, food, alcohol and stress. It's busy and overwhelming - much to do, time too short. But, truly - are we missing the point?
This is a time of year that we typically forget to look after ourselves. I'm not talking about eating poorly or over eating specifically - because we ALL do it - it's natural that when surrounded by rare treats we'll reach for those over our normal healthy fare. I'm talking about maintaining movement in our lives. I know - time, time, time. But with hectic days, family stress, extra workload, parties, etc... you can't afford to not make the time. Movement will reduce stress, help you cope with the holiday insanity. Exercise will energize you - help to keep you moving through late nights shopping, baking and wrapping! Plus - you'll be less likely to reach for too many of those delectable goodies! Most important - you'll relieve yourself of guilt - and enjoy eating a little more decadently than you normally would. So my advice these holidays? Make exercise and movement a priority to keep your days merry and bright!
So what's been happening in these months since I last blogged? My Dad has been in hospital in a vegetative state, following a suspected heart attack/stroke/diabetic coma. It's been a tough few months for us, full of reflections, sadness, and luckily - loads of very happy memories.  Lots of other great blessings have occured - Lisa Tiessen, Sharon Service and Teri Cathcart have all become ZUMBA instructors - and Lisa and Sharon are teaching and getting people moving already! I'm so proud of all of you!  We have a new website - designed by Serendipity Graphic Design - and it's GORGEOUS!  Wow - thank you Lisa Ruck for all your hard work - you are a design wonder!
I want to thank all of our CORE family for your support, love and energy during a tough few months - each class you give me so much joy and inspiration, and it is a joy and honour to know you all and watch you gain confidence, lose weight and meet/surpass your fitness goals!  It's been an incredible year!
Now - back to your regularly scheduled holiday craziness - I always have tonnes to say at Christmas - looking forward to next week already!

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