It's the day after Christmas and many of us are already back into the swing of our busy lives, but you don't have to be! After all, they don't call it "Christmas vacation" for nothing!
Kathy Kaehler, our newest FitPerez contributor, fitness instructor and author of Mom Energy, wants you to enjoy this day as if it were yesterday.
Discover the true meaning of the day after Christmas and check out her post below:
Ahhh…the day after. I remember the day after Christmas as the day that you ran through mountains of wrapping paper that still was piled high in front of the tree. So much that you could slide and then hide underneath it. You got to finally play all the new board games, hang out in your pj's, eat French Toast at 2pm and then move on to picking at the ham. Finally "wrapping" up the day with a movie that is on tv with popcorn, a blanket and a yummy cup of hot chocolate.
Quick snap out of it! That doesn't happen anymore. The trash bag is out and being held by an adult while the gift is being upwrapped and the pretty paper with the carefully tied ribbons don't even hit the floor as it is crammed into the black plastic hole. People pop out of bed like toast to fill the car again, but this time to return it all. Some crazy folks even begin to take off the ornaments and dismantle the mistletoe and toss out the cookies that were left for Santa.
To me, this day should be your 10% day of the 90/10 Principle. I like to live the 90/10 Principle where the majority of my life I am making good choices, healthy food and moving my body. However 10% is life, just like the day after Christmas. I don't want to go to the mall to make returns and fetch "great" deals. I don't want to put the tree away and fold the new clothes. I would rather eat the Christmas cookies and read through the cards. Play charades which makes for a lot of standing up and sitting down.
We can all spend a little more time relaxing unplugged from the chaos. Take a deep breath on the couch, instead of running out of breath while exchanging the turtleneck for another color. You don't need to feel guilty either, it's your 10%.
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