This year is my first holiday dinner. I’ve attended lots of them, and I’ve helped with a few. This year, I’m taking over. I’m leading the show. Bree is there for me, but I’m the one calling the shots this time. It’s something I’ve wanted to take on for the last couple of years, but this Christmas will be the one. I’m not going in unprepared. I’ve thought this one through and have gone through every tip list I could find for throwing your first holiday dinner. Since I don’t want to be alone in getting this one right, I thought I’d share the best ones I found for anyone else who is hosting this year.
Holiday fitness is a strange thing. I want to exercise, but my schedule and diet are usually messed up from having to make extra visits, attend parties, go shopping, and eat everything put in front of me. Because of that, my day gets shifted around, as does my energy level and motivation. I know I should exercise. I know that keeping up holiday fitness workouts are important. I even know that if I do my workouts, I’ll feel better. But, it’s not easy. Not at this time of year. Every year I feel like I’ll have the hang of it. Every year, Bree finds herself dragging me out at some point because I’d eaten badly the day before and my energy levels have bottomed out.
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