Several weeks ago (close to 6), I finished painting the picket fence. I didn't do a lot of exercising while I was painting as I felt that I got plenty of exercise bending up and down painting the pickets and lugging the gallons of paint around. The problem is, I have had trouble getting back into an exercise routine since then.
Today I got back on track and will continue to make exercising a priority. I have to. At my age it has to be a priority, not just from how I want to look, but from a health standpoint.
I have exercised for years and it only took a few weeks to get out of the habit. I truly regret that I let it slide. Every day I would keep putting it off to later in the afternoon or evening and then it wouldn't happen. I'm now getting back on track before January.
Actually, exercising is perfect during the holidays as it is way to deal with stress. If you are feeling stressed due to the holidays or finances, get out and go for a walk. Start now before those "diet" commercials hit the air after New Year's. You will feel better knowing that you had a head start on everyone else. Oh, and during the holidays, go ahead and have treats, in moderation. You'll be glad that come January you didn't over indulge. There is nothing like facing a New Year with extra pounds to lose. It is totally not worth it.