Goals,  Motivational,  PFOCUS

Twas the Night Before Fatness

twas the night before christmas

As I sit here on the computer wearing some of my “bigger” jeans, I think about the reality of my expanding waistline. After taking a break from dieting, I have to admit I’ve enjoyed cheating and the extras – but that extra junk adds up to a lot of extra junk in the trunk.

Tomorrow is Christmas Day, and the last real excuse to indulge with family and loved ones. You have 2 choices. You can stop the eating frenzy the day after Christmas, or you can do like many people, and wait until after the New Year.

It’s easy to talk yourself out of exercise and eating healthy again when you think about the fact you probably still have parties to attend and New Year’s festivities to enjoy, but don’t be tempted to let those excuses get in the way of trying. If you’ve fallen off the wagon, don’t just lay there on the side of the road and watch your ride to success leave you behind. Get back on, and ride it as long as you can hold on. If you fall off again, at least you are doing better than you were if you didn’t do anything at all.

It’s easy to just quit dieting and working out during the Holiday – but don’t give in. What you do over the Holidays will soon be in the past. Now is the time to plan how you will get back on that wagon and start heading to your goal. Like I always say, it’s not how many times you fall, it’s how fast you get back up that really counts.

How fast will you jump back in your routine this Christmas?

Owner of Lift Vero and motivational "pfitness, pfood and pfaith" blogger in Vero Beach, Florida.


  • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    LMFAO!!!!!! Love that poem, so fitting, although I never fall off the wagon. Last night I had delicious salmon, spaghetti squash and sauteed cabbage and spinach, delicious! Tonight we are having seared tuna, butternut squash and chestnuts (tuna with the last two sound a bit funny but WHATEVER! lol)….. PS: totally have an XMAS surprise for you over on my blog 😉 Enjoy your XMAS!!!

  • shannon

    I love your emails so much. I am also in ” bigger ” clothes and letting myself enjoy the treats of the holodays. I know I will get back in my workout routine so I am not being to hard on myself. Thank u for your encouragement everyday

  • Jody R. Goldenfield

    I just stick with my plan all year round Bonnie. It is not that I do not enjoy but that I plan for it, don’t go crazy, make sure what I eat is a 9.5 or 10 out of 10 & I don’t eat just because. I keep up my workouts or move if I can’t get them in…. This works best for me.. I am too short, have a hard body to keep fit & now with age hormones – way too hard to get it off if I put it on! 😉

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