Snow, snow and more snow. Oh, and cold (that’s in Fahrenheit for my American readers)! And not the best roads. That’s a true Canadian winter for you. I’m getting pretty used to the weather and don’t even find myself complaining about it much. It’s more that I’m disappointed I haven’t been out skiing yet – can you believe it?! But I’m very happy that Mikey, after several full, long days of work, got out sled skiing with a friend of ours today.
Got beard envy? You should – beards rock (and Mikey was just interviewed about beards)! Got husband envy? I know, I’m blessed. 😉
In other news, it’s been a great week for me – full of clients but lots of great, Christmas-themed workouts and great conversations with clients. Here’s a taste of one of the Christmas workouts I’ve enjoyed with clients this week:
These workouts, quite honestly, are a dime a dozen, but hopefully this gives you something new to use! Everything is body weight except for the deadlift high pull (use a KB of a challenging weight or substitute inverted push ups for the shoulders!). I formatted this workout by doing 1 roll out burpee first, then move #1 again followed by 2 tuck jumps. Repeat 1, 2 and add 3 reps and then continue adding the next round of exercises on top of the sequence! It’s a fun workout and hits all your muscle groups. Let me know if you give a whirl before enjoying some Christmas cookies. 😉
“Food is not the enemy. Your body is not the enemy.
The enemy is extremism: unrealistic physical ideals created by the media, unsustainable diet protocols created by marketers.
You, your body, and food are all on the same team. Extremism attempts to create conflict, and succeeds far too often. When you are at war with food and your body, progress is difficult if not impossible.
Making peace with your body and with food is WORK. It’s not easy. But it’s the way forward, when you are tired of the endless spiral of self-hate, the binge-restrict cycle, wandering the maze of magic diets weight loss gimmicks. Once you have peace with your body and with food, you can begin the work of creating a balanced and sustainable life that works for you. The war keeps you distracted from that work.”
No commentary needed; well said.
Have you had any great workouts this week? How about any solid thoughts to share with us? And is your city snowy or balmy? I love hearing about people’s weather. Mine’s about to change as we are heading down to California tomorrow! Our bags are packed and it’s time to go!
Have a great end to your week and I will see from (admittedly still cold but) sunny California! Live well & be well,