Holly Jolly Fitmas

via – Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT blogger @ AVAC®

In all the “doing for” other people, take a little time to do for yourself.


So the last week pretty much disappeared on me — these things come in waves, don’t they? My husband’s knee surgery sort of flattened us both; I underestimated the amount of time it would take me to take care of him, poor guy, and between that and me getting waylaid by the Annual Bronchial Illness From H-E-double-hockeysticks, I got only the bare minimum of adult life tasks done, none of which were self-care in the form of a high-energy, mood-boosting, stress-killer workout.

This week, the kids are still in school, which is kind of a bummer for them — the run-up to Christmas is the best part — but good for me, in that I have this time to finish all holiday-related tasks without blowing Santa’s cover.

AND! I get my doctor’s OK to work out again! Yay! That’s a sincere “Yay!”, by the way — I was too sick to care about missing AbsoluteFIT for about three days, but ever since, I’ve been frothing at the mouth, ready to go back. As I’ve said before, the best cure for holiday stress is: Get a good workout in the AbsoluteFIT studio!

Remember — there’s childcare right in the same building, so you can make the studio a stop on your rounds at least a couple of times this week.

Happy holidays to all, and to all a good workout!

—Lydia M. 

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.

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