Halloween has come and gone and let me tell you it has been quite the fight for, yet ultimately, loss of self-control; I won’t lie to you, I have definitely snuck into my kids treats on several occasions. And odds are, I will probably sneak in a few more times before they are completely gone.
And with the holidays fast approaching, the temptations become even more enticing. On top of all that, weekends seem to book up fast, with parties, holiday events, and trying to make sure that I have everything that I need to get done completed in time for the holidays.
As a mom, I have to make sure that my two boys are still full-fledged believers of Kris Kringle, so that includes writing letters to him, visits to his workshop, watching Christmas specials on tv and lots of other fun, family holiday traditions.
My youngest also has his birthday ten days before Christmas, so I need to ensure he gets his fair share of celebration. My husband will tell you from experience, his birthday falls the day after Christmas, he knows what it feels like to be forgotten about around the hustle and bustle of the holidays, so I always make certain that they feel like a priority.
I can’t forget my duties to my mom as well, which include helping her bake cookies, give present ideas, go on shopping trips, as well as help her prepare for visitors that come and go throughout the season. Through the midst of all this beautiful chaos, very often we forget to take care of ourselves; there just isn’t enough time to be mindful and kind to our bodies.
‘Tis The Season to Lose Weight?
Amidst the cookies, pot pies, stuffing, mulled wine and eggnog, it can be hard to imagine losing weight as an attainable goal at this time of year. But if we maintain a healthy relationship with our bodies, there is no reason to not believe that we can’t use our yoga for weight loss.
In fact, with all the extra treats and little indulgences, this may even be the perfect time to step up your yoga program so that you feel more invigorated than ever. Using yoga for weight loss can sometimes seem challenging, especially if you have been practicing the same routine regularly, but there are some great options out there to help.
Urban Fit Yoga offers a wide variety of programs, including an Abs and Booty Burning Class that is more than just your regular yoga class. It blends both Pilates and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in order to help burn fat faster; it targets your core and tones your entire body.
Their Abs and Booty Burning Class is for all levels. So, whether you are a new Yogi or a seasoned pro looking to step up your yoga game, this class will help remind you how to be mindful of not only the food you consume throughout the holidays but how important it is that we treat our bodies with respect. This may just be the class you need to help you lose weight, even if it is during the holidays.
A Time for Appreciation
Sure, this time of year can be crazy, especially for women who often put a lot on their plate, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. The holiday season is meant to be a time when we come together and show our appreciation for one another; just make sure to include yourself with that appreciation.
If you do get off track from being mindful and kind to your body, as I often do during this time of year, don’t fret, yoga will be there to help remind you. Use yoga to help you calm the added stress, to help you lose the weight of those added treats, and to give you that “me time” that we all deserve.
Knowing how important it is to maintain a mindful and respectful relationship with your body should always be your top priority, no matter what time of year it is. Remember that the holiday season is about love for others and compassion for our fellow humankind, but this love and kindness should always begin inside and through ourselves be shared with others.
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