Ah, starting over. Everybody starts over, right? It can be quite a bittersweet experience. As a military spouse, starting over is definitely something I’ve become accustomed to. Frequent moves, finding new employment, meeting new faces and saying goodbye to old ones, characterize my life in a nutshell. However, nothing quite prepared me for a different battle I would face in the name of starting over: knee surgery.
During the holiday season when you’re getting pulled in a million different directions, it’s hard to keep your health and fitness a priority. With work, holiday parties, family gatherings and gift buying, having any moment to yourself or time to exercise can be difficult.However, exercise is perfect for reducing holiday stress and for keeping off those unwanted pounds. Anytime you do exercise, it needs to be efficient, intense and fun. This allows you to bake Christmas cookies and eat them, too. Guilt free cookies, who would have thought?
When it comes to fitness – whether a person’s goals involve losing weight, gaining muscle, or some combination of the two – people tend to be so focused on their body that they forget a key aspect to success: the mind.The bottom line is that you can have all of the fitness know-how, the best equipment, and find the perfect diet, but none of that matters if you can’t get in the right headspace to make it all come together and stick to your plan.